Tampa Defamation, Invasion of Property & Intellectual Privacy Litigation Attorneys
Advocates with Experience, Skill, and a Personalized Approach
Manta Law has expertise in defamation, invasion of privacy, and intellectual property (IP) litigation, specifically trademark, copyright, and trade secret. If you have a need in this area as either a plaintiff or defendant, we’re here to help.
Personalized Attention, Aggressive Advocacy
When you meet with us to discuss your defamation, invasion of privacy, or intellectual property case, we listen intently and give you the personalized attention you and your business associates deserve. We will quickly hone in on the key issues and formulate a strategy that meets your needs. We’ll use our experience, persuasive writing, and skilled advocacy to give you the best possible chance of success.
We Handle Defamation, Invasion of Privacy, and Intellectual Property Cases throughout the State of Florida
We can represent you in your defamation, invasion of privacy, and intellectual property case in any of Florida’s judicial circuits and also in any of Florida’s federal district courts, whether the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, or Northern District of Florida.
How a Tampa Manta Law Defamation Attorney Can Help You
Has another person or business injured your personal or professional reputation by publishing or telling lies about you? Have you been falsely accused of the same thing? We can help you by bringing a case against another party or defending you in a defamation case.
Keep in mind that you can be sued for posting an online review of a business. If you have been sued for speaking your mind about a business’s services or products, we can represent you in court and defend your rights. Call us right away so that you don’t miss an important deadline.
How a Tampa Manta Law Invasion of Privacy Attorney Can Help You
Has another person or business published private facts about you or intruded upon your personal privacy? We represent individuals in publication of private facts and intrusion upon seclusion cases. We also represent victims of revenge porn. Many times, these cases involve former spouses or romantic partners.
How a Tampa Manta Law Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Can Help You
Has your intellectual property (trademarks or copyrights) been infringed by another individual or business? Have you been wrongly accused of infringing on someone else’s intellectual property? We represent individuals and businesses in intellectual property cases. We will evaluate your matter, litigate your issue in court or arbitration, and help you achieve the results you need. We have helped companies obtain domain names from cybersquatters.
Experienced Media Law Attorneys
We have represented television stations, newspapers, lifestyle magazines, and media companies in a variety of media-law-related cases. We have handled defamation and invasion of privacy cases, reporter subpoenas, public records requests and lawsuits, and intellectual property matters, specifically trademark and copyright litigation.
Don’t Delay, Call Us Today for Help with Your Defamation, Invasion of Privacy, or Intellectual Property Matter
If you are facing a legal issue involving defamation, invasion of privacy, the First Amendment, trademark, copyright, or trade secrets, contact Manta Law immediately. It’s essential to act quickly so that we can assess your needs and begin working to protect your interests. You don’t want to miss a key deadline. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you determine the best course of action. Call us today to speak to an experienced attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a copyright?
The U.S. Copyright Office defines “copyright” as “[a] form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for ‘original works of authorship,’ including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations.
Do I automatically have a copyright?
Yes, you automatically have copyright protection in original works of authorship. However, there are benefits to registering your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.
What benefits do I get from copyright registration?
If another party infringes your copyright, registration may make you eligible for statutory damages and attorneys’ fees if you prevail. Registration is also necessary if you wish to file suit for infringement of a U.S. work.
What is a trademark?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office defines “trademark” as “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.”
What is a service mark?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office defines “service mark” as “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods.”
Do I automatically have a trademark?
You can establish rights in a trademark based on “legitimate use” of the mark. One you legitimately use the mark for business or commercial purposes, this protection arises.
What benefits do I get from trademarking my work?
Federal registration of a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has several advantages, including a notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, a legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and the exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods or services set forth in the registration.
What is defamation?
Defamation is a tort that requires proof of the following elements: a false statement of fact of and concerning another that is injurious to that person’s reputation.
What defenses are available to defamation?
You may be entitled to the following defenses to defamation: that you did not publish the offending statements, that the statements are substantially true, that the statements are legally-protected opinion, that the statements were not made negligently or with actual malice, and that the statements did not cause any injury.
Can I be sued for defamation if I anonymously posted a review online?
Yes, it is possible to be sued for defamation even if you anonymously posted a review online. A business might have reason to believe that you are the author of the post. A business may also obtain an IP address from a subpoena to a third party. At that point, an online search can be conducted through one of the many public IP address locators online, through which the Internet service provider (ISP) that owns that IP address can be ascertained.
Can I be sued over a tweet?
Yes. A plaintiff can sue you for defamation based on a tweet. However, you will likely be entitled to a number of defenses.
Defamation, Privacy, & IP Litigation
- Defamation and trade libel
- Invasion of privacy
- Trademark litigation
- Copyright litigation
- First Amendment law
- Rights of publicity
- Public records requests
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