Wednesday, April 26, 2017

John Krieger (Member, Las Vegas) Has Been Retained as Counsel for AESTHETICA LLC

By: John Krieger

John Krieger (Member, Las Vegas) has been retained as Counsel for AESTHETICA LLC in the United States District Court for trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution case.  Aesthetica was one of the first companies in the industry to build a brand decided solely to bikini waxing, and opened its “BOX” properties in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Manhattan Beach, California.  Aesthetica built its brand on a snarky tongue-in-cheek “voice” that capitalized upon the double entendre unique to the subject matter and social mores surrounding depilatory hair removal in more intimate personal areas. This “voice” was used throughout Aesthetica’s website, on all marketing materials, and even permeated the unique services menu.  Since as early as 2000, Aesthetica has continuously used the “BOX” marks in connection with beauty products and depilatory hair removal services, as well as promoting its “BOX” salons.

The case  is assigned to Judge James C. Mahan and Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr.  entered on 04/13/2017.

AESTHETICA LLC has also filed cancellation proceedings against six trademarks incorporating the BOX mark for similar goods and services before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  

For more information, or to contact John Krieger in our Las Vegas office, please phone  702-550-4439.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Buy One Registration, Get One Free For the DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar in Chicago this May!

By:  Michele Alamo

DRI is running a special Buy One, Get One promotion for its Intellectual Property Seminar in Chicago, May 11-12, 2017.  Every registrant that pays a full registration fee is eligible to bring a colleague with them to the seminar for free.  This applies to both members and nonmembers.   If you are interested, find a colleague and register today!

If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, follow these steps below.

  1. Register for the IP Seminar here:  IPL Seminar Registration.
  2. Have all contact information, including name, firm, email address and phone number of the individual you would like to register for free.
  3. Call DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 to register your guest.  The guest cannot register themselves.
  4. DRI Customer Service will process your guest's registration and copy you on the confirmation email.
  5. Make your hotel reservation here: Loew's Hotel Reservations
  6. And then take advantage of one or more of the many networking events:

·         Dine Arounds on Wednesday and Thursday nights.   Dine Arounds are smaller, more intimate dinners around town that all attendees are welcome to join. 

·         DRI for Life Activities:  Thursday evening offers a historic crime tour of Chicago.  The bus tour will last approximately two hours, including a stop at a speakeasy for a social drink if desired.  On Friday morning, there will be a fun Walk/Run along the Lakefront Path.  There may even be t-shirts for the participants!  More information will be sent upon registration. 

·         SLG Lunches (SLG stands for “Substantive Law Group”) for Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Trade Secrets SLGs.

More information about these events and how to RSVP will be sent upon registration.  
Don’t miss out on this terrific opportunity for superior programming, fun networking, and even CLE credits where applicable!

Friday, April 21, 2017


By: Justin Bustos

Justin Bustos (Of Counsel, Reno) has recently been retained to represent Facebook, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit recently filed against it by Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc. (“Silver State”). In the lawsuit, Silver State alleges that Facebook’s location-based social networking systems and services infringe two patents owned by Silver State. Dickinson Wright is co-counsel for Facebook along with the Palo Alto, California office of Cooley LLP.

Justin Bustos may be contacted in our Reno office at 775-343-7503.