Experience

Successfully Defended Promotional Products Supplier Against $160 Million Demand

Second-chaired a two-week jury trial in federal court in which the client – a promotional products supplier – was sued for trade dress infringement. Secured a verdict of no liability on all causes of action and successfully defended the client against a $160 million damages demand. 

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal in Trademark Case

Secured summary judgment for a manufacturer in dispute over use of the client’s mark. The plaintiff in the case sought a permanent injunction in Wisconsin and Michigan and disgorgement of profits. The U.S. District Court for the District of Wisconsin granted summary judgment precluding an award of profits and denied a permanent injunction after trial. Both rulings were affirmed on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Preliminary Injunction in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Case

Obtained a preliminary injunction for a promotional company following a dispute over trade dress rights in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The injunction resulted in the release of hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.