Mark Mullineaux, Esquire of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP continues to actively litigate Intellectual Property Cases involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.
In December of 2013 Mr. Mullineaux obtained a jury verdict of copyright infringement in favor of his client, the Plaintiff, in a case before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The jury found that the Defendants committed “willful infringement” of Plaintiff’s copyright. The Plaintiff has a copyright in photographs used on Defendant Philly Pretzel Factory’s massive advertising campaign in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware of more than 50 billboards, on a website, on SEPTA buses, and in stores. The jury awarded Plaintiff monetary damage to compensate him for Philly Pretzel Factory’s use of the photographs taken by him.