Defended a group of Krav Maga instructors against a claim that their use of the term “Krav Maga” infringed the plaintiff’s alleged trademark right in the term. The lawsuit threatened the livelihoods of dozens of instructors across the country who were fighting attempts by the plaintiff to extract licensing agreements. We obtained volumes of data establishing the origin of the “krav maga” term and its years of use by third parties and moved for summary judgment on the basis that the mark was generic. The court granted our motion for summary judgment, finding that the mark was generic.

Krav Maga Ass’n of America, Inc. v. Yanilov, 464 F.Supp. 2d 981 (C.D Cal. 2006).

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