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18 Years After A Discovery


December 9, 2016 | Posted in Patents | By

The patent truth, did you know… On a cold night in 1903, eleven-year old Frank Epperson left a mixture of flavored soda water outdoors overnight with a stirring stick left in the container. The temperature dropped, freezing the mixture that


Patent Infringement Damages – Lost Profits

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Patents | By

Lost Profits? … what every lawyer should know The Patent Guys, Richard Malagiere wrote Patent Infringement Damages – Lost Profits for the Bergen County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee


Welcome Robert Rando of Counsel

June 9, 2016 | Posted in Company News | By

Robert Rando The law firm of Gertner Mandel, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney Robert J. Rando will be working with the Intellectual Property division. Robert’s experience in intellectual property, litigation, and mediation are a fabulous addition to our


The Fair Use Defense To Copyright Infringement Evolves and Transforms

April 27, 2015 | Posted in Copyright | By

Cariou v. Prince A recent case that is bound to have a significant impact in both the art and legal worlds is the Second Circuit’s decision in Cariou v. Prince, 714 F.3d 694 (2d Cir. 2013). In 2000, French photographer


New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention

New Jersey State Bar Association

April 14, 2015 | Posted in Company News | By

NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention Presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education The Intellectual Property Attorneys of the Gertner Mandel & Peslak’s Intellectual Property Practice Group have been invited to


Boardwalk Seminar 2015

New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation

April 14, 2015 | Posted in Company News | By

BOARDWALK SEMINAR: Business Litigation Involving Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights PRESENTERS: Lawrence D. Mandel, Esq. and Arthur M. Peslak, Esq. WHEN: April 30, 2015 10:45am – 11:30 am Lawrence D. Mandel, Esq. and Arthur M. Peslak, Esq. will be presenting the seminar


Q: Is Downloading Photos or Text from the Internet and Using Them for my Business Legal?

Arthur Peslak Chaos and Copyrights

March 5, 2015 | Posted in Copyright | By

A: In short, NO, it is not legal! As Intellectual Property lawyers we are available to our clients for counsel on a variety of legal matters including copyright protection and copyright infringement. However many business owners are not asking questions


2015 IP Law Calendar

January 3, 2015 | Posted in Company News, Copyright | By

Calendar Photography by Art Peslak


What is the Purpose of Trademark Registration?


December 31, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

The purpose of trademark registration is to protect the trademark from infringement by competitors. Registering your mark ensures that you have a claim of ownership over its use, and can use this registration as proof in court of the mark’s


When Does a Business Need a Trademark?

November 12, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

The trademark attorneys of Gertner, Mandel, Peslak are often asked by business owners when does a business need a trademark? In fact, every successful business will have a trademark whether they create one knowingly or it merely happens by default.