Experience

Summary Judgment for Health Care Client in Federal Trademark Infringement Suit

Secured summary judgment on behalf of the defendant, one of the largest non-profit hospital systems in the country, in a trademark infringement suit in federal court.  The successful defense ensured the continued use of a naming convention impacting more than 25 health care delivery locations across the Midwest.

Copyright Infringement Lawsuit for Gaming Client

Armstrong Teasdale is representing an international gaming client in a copyright infringement lawsuit against a competitor in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The complaint alleges the competitor stole and duplicated the client’s copyrighted gambling handbook from a New Jersey racetrack. In some instances, the competitor even forgot to remove the client’s name when duplicating the infringing handbook.

Successfully Opposed Competitor’s Trademarks

Successfully petitioned the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of a client to cancel a competitor's trademark and sustained its opposition to three other trademark filings filed by the same competitor. Our client alleged that the competitor’s four marks related to feminine hygiene products were merely descriptive, lacked acquired distinctiveness and were generic.

Trademark Enforcement for Multinational Consumer Products Company

Successfully opposed a trademark application for a Fortune 500 multinational consumer products company involving a competitor’s mark used to market toilet paper, which bore confusing similarities to the client’s mark. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board found that the identical nature of the goods in question and the similarities between the two marks would likely result in confusion, and refused the competitor’s application.

Successful Trademark Opposition for Multinational Personal Care Company

Successfully opposed trademark registration for our client, a multinational personal care company, regarding a competing mark through trial and decision before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Resolution of Trademark Case for Health Care Client

Successfully resolved trademark lawsuit in favor of large health care conglomerate.

Summary Judgment for Manufacturer in Patent Case

Obtained summary judgment and favorable resolution for our client, a major manufacturer, regarding six patents in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. 

Multimillion-Dollar Patent Infringement Verdict

Won multimillion-dollar jury verdict of patent infringement for trace detection equipment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Invalidation of Patent for Rubber Mulch Manufacturer

Invalidated landscaping patent for a global rubber mulch manufacturer after jury trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.