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Frank A. Natoli
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Frank Natoli’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Publishing Company Partnership

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Negotiated terms of investment and partnership; drafted comprehensive operating agreement reflecting the parties’ intent and reorganized company’s structure in light of agreed upon terms.
    Description:
    Investor and publishing company desired to enter into a comprehensive partnership agreement through which both parties would actively participate in the management of the company.
  • Investment in High-End Restaurant

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Outcome:
    Amendment to operating agreement terms for the protection of client’s investment in the restaurant.
    Description:
    Investment client sought to invest in high-end Florida restaurant and requested review of restaurant’s formation documents and operating agreement. Comprehensive review of formation documents and operating agreement with an eye towards protection of client’s interest in the business.
  • Trademark Dispute with Time, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settlement in which Time, Inc. agreed to compensate client for cost of rebranding.
    Description:
    Time, Inc. instituted opposition proceedings against client at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) based on its InStyle trademark to prevent the registration of client’s trademark. Negotiated with Time, Inc. to reach a resolution acceptable to both parties.
  • Trademark Dispute with Apple, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settlement in which client’s description was minimally amended and Apple, Inc. agreed to abandon its opposition and allow registration. Client’s trademarks are now registered.
    Description:
    Apple, Inc. instituted opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to prevent the registration of client’s trademarks. Client’s trademarks contained the term “Apple.” Negotiated with Apple, Inc. to reach resolution which would allow client to retain and register its trademarks.
  • USPTO Refusal to Register (Office Actions)

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Sep 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    USPTO examiner reconsideration and registration approval.
    Description:
    Clients’ trademarks refused registration by examiner due to likelihood of confusion and descriptiveness claims by examiner. Drafted and submitted to USPTO thorough responses to Office Actions, with detailed case citations in support of registration of clients’ trademarks.
  • Breach of Contract Case Analysis and Action

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Outcome:
    Civil action brought on behalf of client for injunctive and monetary relief. Defendant filed for bankruptcy soon after institution of action.
    Description:
    Client in the education field sought a case review and legal action against one of its speakers who had breached its non-compete and non-solicitation contract with client. Comprehensive case review and analysis with recommendation to proceed with legal action.