Publications

A Spotlight on Young Innovators

September 7, 2018

This summer, Maschoff Brennan launched an Orange County student innovator scholarship as part of the OCBJ’s Innovator of the Year Award. We will award up to three $2500 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate outstanding innovation in any field. We invite nominations through August 20, through our website, www.mabr.com/student-innovator. In this inaugural essay, […]

Michael I. Katz

Attorney-Client Privilege: Here’s What You Need To Know

August 16, 2018

The history of attorney-client privilege has its roots in Roman times. Trial lawyers, known in Roman times as advocates, could not be called upon to be witnesses in a trial for which they were taking part. The close relationship between the attorney and his or her client necessitated protection of the communications between the two […]

Brooke A. Groneman

Would You Like a Zero with That? Beverage Companies Battle Over Trademark Protection for “Zero”

July 9, 2018

Would You Like a Zero with That? Beverage Companies Battle Over Trademark Protection for “Zero”

Trademark law shows how significant power can be packed into even the most unassuming words. Take, for example, zero. The Coca-Cola Company and some of its competitors in the soft drink and sport drink industry have been battling over the use of zero in their product names. Does zero identify the source of a drink […]