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Curriculum Vitae

Elliot M. Zimmerman, Curriculum Vitae

The CyberLaw Offices of Elliot Zimmerman, P.A. (1981 - Present):

Located at 1776 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 224, Plantation, FL 33322, (954) 565-6996, legal@cyberlaw.info, http://cyberlaw.info, and http://cyberentertainmentlaw.com. Attorney at law licensed by the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1981. Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating. Board Certified Intellectual Property Attorney authorized to engage in a multi-jurisdictional federal copyright and trademark practice. Areas of Concentration: entertainment, music, emusic, fine art, television, radio, advertising, publishing, film, internet and cyberlaw (litigation, trademarks, copyrights, domain name disputes and contracts).

Representative Clients:

Luther Campbell (2 Live Crew), Aretha Franklin, Planet Hollywood, Bobby Kimball formerly of Toto, Ray Sawyer formerly of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Carl Gardner's Coasters, The Ink Spots, Ahmad Jamal, John "Spider" Martin and Whole Foods Market.

Significant Representations:

Vapor Life, LLC v. Vapor 4 Life, Inc.
Vapor Life, plaintiff, 2014
U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
Case No. 0:14-cv-62226-RLR

The Hand Media, Inc. d/b/a Vapor Shark
v. SAC Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Vapor Hog

Vapor Hog, defendant 2013
U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
Case No.: 1:13-cv-22163-JAL

Barrocos of Florida, Inc. v. Elmassian, et al.
Barrocos of Florida, plaintiff, 2011
U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
Case No.: 11-cv-22393-SCOLA

Beitzim Trademark
Registration Number: 3,831,106
Int. Cls.: 14 & 15
Registered: Aug. 10, 2010

Ordonez v. Icon Sky Holdings LLC, et al.
Ordonez, plaintiff, 2010
U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
Case Number: 0:10-cv-60156-PAS

Beeceuticals LLC v. Dreamworks et al.
Beeceuticals LLC, plaintiff, 2007
U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
Case No.: 07-61563-ZLOCH

Ink Spots Servicemark
The Hanover Group, Inc., respondent, 2004
TMEO Law Office # 4
Location: 845 -TTAB

Planet Hollywood, Inc. v. NorthPort Marketplace, Inc., et al.
Planet Hollywood, plaintiff, 1999
Circuit Court, Broward County, FL
Case No.: 99-017238 CACE 04

Toto, et al., v. Kimball, et al.
Kimball, et al., defendants, 1991
U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
Case No.: 91-8373-CIV-ROETTGER

AIM and Ray Sawyer v. Dr. Hook, Inc. & Locorriere
AIM & Ray Sawyer, plaintiffs, 1988
Circuit Court, Broward County, FL
Case No.: 88-00869 CA

Bartel & Shuford v. Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin, defendant, 1981
Circuit Court, Dade County, FL
Case No.: 81-14458 CA 29

Publications:

Author, What's GNU?, The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section News, April, 2006; author, P2P File Sharing: Direct & Indirect Copyright Infringement, The Florida Bar Journal, May, 2004; author, Abacus Law, Martindale-Hubbell, Legal Publishing Preview, October, 1991; author, Online, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Publishing Preview, July/August, 1991; author, Computerized Statutes, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Publishing Preview, May/June, 1991; author, The Entertainment Lawyer, The Florida Bar Journal, May, 1982.

Lectures:

Recent lectures include: Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Law, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, October, 2013, February, 2013, 2012 & 2011; Virtual Worlds, Middle Tennessee State University, April, 2008; Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice in Florida, The 8th Annual Legal Symposium on Musc, Film, & TV, The Eden Rock Renaissance Resort & Hotel, Miami, Florida, March, 2006; The Front Line on the Internet, The 7th Annual Legal Symposium on Musc, Film, & TV, The Eden Rock Renaissance Resort & Hotel, Miami, Florida, April, 2005; Internet Music Distribution, University of Miami Law School, March, 2004; and, Direct and Indirect Copyright Infringement, The Florida Bar Midyear Meeting, Miami, Florida, January, 2004.

Awards:

Received distinguished service certificate from The Florida Bar, April, 2004; The Florida Bar International Law Section plaque of honor in 2007; and The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section ('EASL') plaques of honor in 1999, 2005 - 2009, and 2012. Awarded Chair Emeritus, EASL, 2009. EASL Lifetime Achievement Trophy, 2012.

Professional Affiliations:

Founder and Former Chairman of The Florida Bar Special Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (1982-84), which became a full Section of The Florida Bar in 1988 ('EASL'). Member of EASL Executive Council (1998-2002, 2004-2011). See http://easl.info. Webmaster for EASL (1998-2001, 2004-11) and The Florida Bar International Law Section (2003-Present) at http://internationallawsection.org.

Successfully proposed and qualified under The Florida Bar Designation Plan for Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (sunrise, 1984, to sunset, 1996).

Vice President, Secretary and Webmaster for the Jacaranda Country Club Homeowners' Association, Inc. (2004-8).

Education:

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University, NY
J.D., 1979

Bernard M. Baruch College
C.U.N.Y., NY
B.B.A., Cum Laude, 1976

Avocations:

Published composer, recording artist (keyboards), and programmer. Owner of internet music companies http://cannibalmusic.com and http://MusiciansExchangeOnline.com.




CyberLaw Offices

Elliot Zimmerman, P.A.

Attorney At Law
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Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer

1776 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 224
Plantation, Florida 33322
In Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, call (954) 565-6996
In Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, call (561) 989-9990

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