Michael S. Denniston

Representative Experience
  • Antitrust
    • Currently advising non-U.S. entity on premerger filing requirements of another non-U.S. entity.

      Represented non-U.S. entity in premerger matters for acquisition of Canadian bioenergy business.

      Represented trade association in all aspects of antitrust compliance and governance.

      Camaisa v. Pharmaceutical Research Associates (D. Del)
      Currently representing defendant in suit alleging violation of Sherman Act and Clayton Act.

      Non-public FTC investigation
      Successful termination of five-year investigation of industry by Anticompetitive Practices Division of FTC without issuance of complaint.

      Acquisition of certain assets of Coca-Cola Company
      Premerger advice and clearance on acquisition of assets by soft drink bottler.

      Sale of Centerre Healthcare
      Successful clearance of a merger that was investigated by the FTC.

      Multiple premerger clearance filings in a variety of industries, including agriculture, healthcare, biotechnology, solar energy, education services, aftermarket recreational vehicle parts, and infrastructure products.

  • Intellectual Property
    • Johnson & Johnson v. Advanced Inventory Management (N.D. Ill.)
      Represented defendant in trademark infringement and trademark counterfeiting matter. Successfully settled after extensive motion practice.

      Moxie Pest Control v. Prowess Pest Control (N.D. Ala.)
      Represented plaintiff in copyright infringement suit, resulting in entry of permanent injunction.

      Ampac Enterprises v. Force3 Pro Gear (D.Conn.)
      Represented plaintiff in false advertising, patent infringement, and trade dress infringement matter. Settled following mediation.

      Aspire Solutions v. J6 Management Consulting (N.D. Ga.)
      Representing co-defendant in suit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

      Yuspeh v. Club Automation (N.D. Ill.)
      Currently representing defendants in trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and breach of contract suit.

      Advised film production company on copyright clearance issues for production of segment of syndicated Creepshow series.

      Regularly practice before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on opposition and cancellation proceedings and appeals.

  • Franchise, Distribution & Advertising
    • Ongoing review and clearance of advertising materials for national tire manufacturer.

      Ongoing review and clearance of advertising and sweepstakes materials for soft drink bottler.

      Ongoing representation of franchisor in personal care industry with respect to regulatory, advertising, and compliance matters.