Category Archives: News Archive – 2016

BWSM Named a 2016 Law Firm 500 Honoree

October 10, 2016—Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC has been named a 2016 Law Firm 500 Honoree in the 1st Annual Law Firm 500 Award Honoree List of America’s Fastest Growing Law Firms. Earlier this year BWSM was nominated for its growth, operational excellence and commitment to client service. Each nominee was evaluated by an outside accounting firm, and subjected to an identical review process. The award honorees are a beacon of light for the legal industry demonstrating innovation, operational excellence, and a commitment to client service.

Kevin Wimberly Presents to the OCBA IP Committee

October 4, 2016—With the pending Florida Constitutional Amendment on the November Ballot regarding medical marijuana, Kevin Wimberly provided a CLE-credit presentation entitled Medical Marijuana & Intellectual Property in Florida. Kevin discussed distinctions between Florida trademarks and federal trademarks while also providing examples and strategies for obtaining a medical marijuana trademark should the constitutional amendment pass. He also addressed marijuana patent issues and how local government regulations may affect medical marijuana dispensaries.

BWSM’s IP Series at Florida Institute of Technology Continues

September 26, 2016—Fred Romano and John DeAngelis are scheduled to present another in a series of intellectual property law luncheon seminars at Florida Institute of Technology on October 11, 2016. All seminars in this series are open to the public at a minimal cost to cover lunch for the participant. At the October seminar they will discuss commercial transactions, especially as related to start-up and new businesses. Previous seminars in this series covered other aspects of intellectual property, including patents, copyrights and trademarks. For further information or to register for the seminar please contact Fred or John through our website or Mary Tabeling at Florida Tech at or 321-674-8382. The seminars will continue monthly through June 2017.

Attorney Wimberly Guest Lectures at Barry University

September 21, 2016—Kevin Wimberly guest lectured during the Copyright Law class at Barry University’s School of Law. Kevin’s lecture used several real world case examples to teach the students about certain copyright issues, including the registration precondition to filing suit, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), preliminary injunctions, and the way that copyright prosecution intersects with copyright litigation.

BWSM Presents Trade Secrets Presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel

September 14, 2016—BWSM attorneys Terry Sanks, Robert Wolter, Amber Davis and Fred Romano provided a multifaceted presentation to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel entitled “Can You Keep a Secret? Considerations When Protecting Trade Secrets.” After a thought provoking overview of why trade secrets are so important in today’s business economy, a detailed review of the Florida Uniform Trade Secrets Act followed. The recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Acts of 2016 was then discussed which was followed by a detailed analysis of restrictive covenants in Florida. The presentation concluded with a review of recommended best practices for in-house attorneys.