Represented R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) in complex business litigation action. In 2009, Lorillard and RJR signed a settlement agreement to resolve a trademark dispute between them regarding RJR’s use of the word “pleasure” in advertising and marketing. After a dispute arose with respect to the meaning of the settlement agreement, Lorillard sued RJR in the North Carolina Business Court, alleging breach of contract, unfair competition, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. RJR counterclaimed for a declaratory judgment, breach of contract, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The matter was resolved by Lorillard taking dismissal with no changes in defendant RJR’s advertising or marketing. Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2010 cvs 11471 Guilford County Superior Court / North Carolina Business Court.

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