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  • Catherine F. Hoffman

    Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
    5846 S. Flamingo Road #232
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33330, U.S.A.
  • Intellectual Property

    Bio

    • Emory University, B.B.A. • University of Miami Law School, J.D. • Law Clerk to the Honorable C. Clyde Atkins, U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Fla. and Circuit Judge by Designation on the 3rd, 9th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals (1989-1991) • Law Clerk to the Honorable George W. Hersey, 4th District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1994-1995) • Law Clerk to the Honorable John W. Dell, 4th District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1995-1996) • Selected as LEGAL ELITE (top 2% of the state’s lawyers) 2007 and 2008 – Florida Trend Magazine • Florida Bar Member since 1989; Member of the General and Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla. since 1991 • Bulletin Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA) 2010-2012 • Author – “Misstatement of First Use Date is Not Fraud”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 8, May 1, 2012, p. 10; “COLOMBIANO COFFE HOUSE Denied Registration Based on Certification Mark COLOMBIAN for Coffee”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 8, May 1, 2012, p. 10; “Not All Mangos are Alike or Smell the Same”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 8, April 15, 2012, p. 16; “HANGBOARD Mark Barely Glides Through for Approval for Supplemental Register”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 3, February 1, 2012, p. 13; “Although Foreign Equivalent, French Mark for Wine Wins”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 21, December 1, 2011, p. 10; “Court Says Consumers Know Havana Club Rum is Not From Cuba”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 17, October 1, 2011, p. 10; “TTAB Cuts Up Saw Manufacturer’s Registration Arguments”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 16, September 15, 2011, p. 11; “United States: Establishment of IP Enforcement Committee", International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 14; “United States: Cancellation Claims Precluded as Res Judicata", International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 9; “Establishment of IP Enforcement Committees”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 7, April 1, 2011, p. 15; “Gas Station 'Pole Spanner' Design Found Nondistinctive”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 66, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2011, p. 11; “Initials Can Make Name Not Merely a Surname", International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 20; “Initials Can Make Name Not Merely a Surname”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 19, Nov. 1, 2010, p. 11; “U.S. Companies Win $78 Million Verdict Against Chinese Cybersquatters”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 19, Nov. 1, 2010, p. 11; “Open for Business”, American Lawyer Magazine Intellectual Property Supplement, Fall 2010, pps. 31-32; “Subpar Examination Practice Frustrates TTAB”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 16, Sept. 15, 2010, p. 15; “Ruling Allows Bacardi to Continue Using HAVANA CLUB Mark”, International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 14, Aug. 1, 2010, p. 10.