Won an injunction for a North Carolina-based education consulting firm in trademark litigation in Massachusetts federal court against a multinational consulting firm.
Defended a multinational automotive retail chain in a nationwide class action over the administration of franchise advertising funds through a seven-week trial in federal court and a successful appeal in the Fourth Circuit.
Defended a regional grocery chain in a federal lawsuit in Texas filed by a company providing “mystery shopper” services alleging copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets; advise them on comparative advertising and intellectual property issues.
Represented an investment management company in trademark litigation in Delaware federal court and a successful appeal in the Third Circuit.
Defended a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver in opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board brought by a national manufacturer and retailer of snowboarding products.
Represent national and regional franchisors in federal courts in North Carolina seeking injunctive relief against franchisees for trademark infringement and related claims.
Advise a national retailer of clothing and home goods on consumer privacy issues in marketing initiatives.
Represented a quick service chicken-and-biscuits restaurant chain in disputes over advertising and infringement of trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights.
Advise a national chain of extended stay hotels on franchise issues and contract negotiations.
Represented a niche-market manufacturer and retailer of canine treats in a federal lawsuit to enforce its trademark rights against a major manufacturer of pet products.
Represented a Jordan-based manufacturer and distributor of Middle Eastern foods and its North Carolina affiliate in a trademark, trade dress, and false advertising lawsuit against an Illinois distributor.
Represented a major financial institution seeking to halt a competitor’s trademark infringement in nationally televised bankcard commercials.
Represented a Kansas-based cooling tower manufacturer in a federal lawsuit in Florida against a Calcutta-based former licensee involving trademark infringement and business defamation claims.
Represented an international power plant manufacturer in a fraud and breach of contract dispute in federal court in Florida over the construction of a power plant in Pakistan.
Defended a major motion picture distributor in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by an author who claimed his manuscript was the basis for the movie He Got Game.
Represented a national software company in litigation against a prospective business partner involving copyright and trade secret disputes related to performance measurement software in healthcare.
Defended a national provider of waste management services in a class action in North Carolina Business Court involving contract claims.