Comcast Channel 78, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 Residents are encouraged to enjoy the fireworks shows beginning at 9:00 p.m. from their backyards, front porches, patios, balconies or virtually on: FLTV at www.fortlauderdale.gov/fltv YouTube at www.youtube.com/CityofFortLauderdale Photo Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach. Photo is from previous 4th on Flagler. This year’s fireworks will not be launched from near Flagler Drive but, instead, from two different undisclosed north and south locations to reach as many people as possible. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the annual Fort Lauderdale’s Independence Day Celebration won’t feature a massive fireworks show but instead will have four small fireworks show around the city. The shows will take place at: Holiday Park, U.S. 1 and Sunrise Boulevard (18-minute show); City Hall, Andrews Avenue and NE 1 Street (18-minute show); Carter Park, Sunrise Boulevard and NW 16 Avenue (18-minute show); and the Beach Community Center, A1A and Oakland Park Boulevard (10-minute close proximity show). The shows will not be open to spectators and no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed access to the areas where the shows are located.
FAZE Apparel, a clothing company based in San Francisco, is suing North American esports organisation FaZe Clan over an alleged trademark infringement on apparel.The grounds of the infringement is the use of the word “Faze” that can be seen throughout FaZe Clan’s range of clothing, according to ESPN.On May 22nd, district judge R. Gary Klauser granted a preliminary injunction on FaZe Clan that prevents the organisation selling any merchandise that displays the word “Faze” without “Clan” following in close proximity on the item of clothing – this stands until the dispute is solved.The lawsuit is entirely based on the trademark for “Faze”, which was filed by FAZE Apparel in March 2013 and approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in June 2014. The report states that the clothing company is aiming to receive treble damages, attorney fees, and enhanced statutory counterfeiting damages that could amount up to $2,000,000 (£1,498,520) per counterfeit mark.FaZe Clan registered for trademarks of “FaZe” and “FaZe Clan Sniping With” for use on clothing. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused both attempts due to the chance of them being misconstrued with FAZE apparel’s trademark. The organisation’s registration for trademarking “FaZe Clan” for videos, video games, and apparel, was finally approved in September 2015.The report from ESPN later cites that FaZe Clan attempted to work a licensing deal out with FAZE Apparel in February last year, but an agreement was never reached.Esports Insider says: This is the second high-profile story revolving around such legal processes in the esports industry in just a week – following PUBG Corp.’s attempt to sue Fortnite – but this one seems a tad more realistic. If trademarks are in place but FaZe Clan has tried to work around them, then we’re not surprised that this has come out of it.Sign up to our newsletter!