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Court Exonerates Board Member in Multi-Million Dollar Claim

January 16, 2019
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Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP (“KGSW”) is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Ware II and Justin Nash successfully defended Erna Parth, a former homeowners’ association volunteer director and President, against a multi-million dollar damage breach of fiduciary duty claim brought against her by her own homeowners association.  After a 25 day bench trial, […]

Landmark “Idea Theft” Court Decision Secured by KGSW

November 17, 2017
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Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing of Decision Holding that an “Idea Theft” Claim is Not Subject to an Anti-SLAPP Motion For over 50 years, California has protected a writer’s ideas and concepts embodied in scripts under the so called “Desny-claim.” On November 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit took a […]

Homeowner Associations Have Very Broad Power to Exercise Architectural Control

November 17, 2017

One of the most important duties of any homeowner association is the exercise of architectural control.  The concept is sometimes hard for new owners to understand because they tend to think, “This is my property and I can do whatever I want with it.”  That is absolutely not the case in California – in fact, […]

Trademark Law Trumps Use of the Trump Name Without Written Consent

October 9, 2017
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BY: DAVID BERNARDONI Love him or hate him, President Trump dominates the news headlines and provokes passionate discussions taking place in the country today.  Thus, it’s no surprise that in the last two years entrepreneurs have increasingly sought to capitalize on the Trump name in connection with goods and services they seek to bring to […]

KGSW Welcomes Samantha Kim

October 4, 2017

KGSW is proud to announce that on September 5, 2017, Samantha Kim joined the firm.   Ms. Kim took the California State Bar exam in July, 2017.  Subject to her passing the State Bar and being admitted to practice law in California, Ms. Kim’s practice will focus upon civil litigation matters, including intellectual property, real estate […]

Trademark dispute between Kylie Jenner and Kylie Minogue is a classic example of “confusingly similar” marks

February 8, 2017

BY: DAVID BERNARDONI There’s more than one “Kylie” in town, but Kylie Minogue isn’t giving up her “Kylie” trademark protection without a fight. Long before “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” became a television sensation, singer Kylie Minogue had hit sings such as “The Locomotion” and “Come Into My World.”  She has even owned the website […]

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