Doobie Brothers v. Paul Curcio, et al.
U.S. District Court, M.D. Fl.
The firm represented the renowned classic rock band DOOBIE BROTHERS in a suit against Florida-based promoter Paul Curcio and three former members of the band to prevent them from touring and promoting themselves as the "Original" DOOBIE BROTHERS in violation of federal trademark law. The firm successfully obtained a Preliminary Injunction on short notice, following a hearing in which the court praised the firm's work and preparation. In further proceedings, the firm was successful in having the defendants held in contempt of the injunction and obtaining an award of attorneys' fees. The firm eventually obtained entry of a permanent injunction and a money judgment in excess of $1 Million, later upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals