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Successful Settlement of Trademark Infringement Against Direct Competitor

Obtained favorable settlement of trademark infringement claims against direct competitor. Competitor refused to settle early in the case. After close of fact discovery and development of significant evidence of intentional copying, competitor agreed to stop using the asserted trademarks and pay a monetary settlement.

Joseph Barber

Successful Settlement of Trademark Infringement Case

Obtained favorable settlement of case in favor of client asserting claims of trademark infringement and defending claims of false advertising. Settlement was reached on the eve of trial when defendant was made aware of its inability to prove counterclaim damages or admit important hearsay evidence.

Joseph Barber

Preliminary Injunctions Denied and Settlements Obtained in Trademark Infringement Actions

Defended several clients against trademark infringement preliminary injunction motions, driving favorable settlements for the clients.

Andrew (Jake) Grove

Trademark Rights Enforced on Behalf of Consumer Goods Companies

Enforced trademark rights on behalf of various consumer goods companies.

Andrew (Jake) Grove

Trademark Infringement

Successfully contested a motion to compel in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois involving a trademark infringement matter.

Ariane M. Janz

Successful Settlement of Trademark Matter Ensures Right For Client to Keep Using Its Name

Settled a trademark infringement matter and secured the right for our client to keep using its name. We successfully drove the settlement by filing a motion to remove the case to federal court, a motion to dismiss the plaintiff's dilution claim, and advising plaintiff that it had no rights in its mark outside of its local area.

Andrew (Jake) Grove

Trademark Rights Enforced on Behalf of Automotive OEMs

Enforced various trademark rights on behalf of automotive OEMs.

Andrew (Jake) Grove

Plaintiff Drops Trademark Infringement Action Against Nonprofit Veteran's Organization

Represented a nonprofit veteran's organization against a claim of trademark infringement by persuading the plaintiff to drop its claim.

Andrew (Jake) Grove

Seizure of Infringing Shoes at Tradeshow

Represented shoe manufacturer in connection with enforcement of its design patents and trademarks. Successfully obtained and executed order permitting the seizure of shoes displayed at the World Shoe Association tradeshow.

Jonathan W. Fountain

National Steakhouse Settles Trademark Infringement Claim

Represented restaurant owners in defense of trademark infringement claims brought by national steakhouse. Successfully negotiated settlement of dispute.

Jonathan W. Fountain