Kilpatrick Townsend trademark attorneys represented adidas in trademark infringement case against Payless Shoesource involving the defendant’s infringing use of the well-known and distinctive adidas Three-stripe mark. Following a 14-day trial and two days of deliberation, the jury found unanimously in adidas' favor on all seven claims under consideration, including the following: trademark infringement, trade-dress infringement, unfair competition and unlawful and deceptive trade practices.

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The jury awarded $305 million in monetary relief, including $137 million in punitive damages. This verdict was the largest in history for a trademark infringement case. Following entry of final judgment in excess of $60 million, the parties later settled for an undisclosed amount.

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adidas America v. Nike Inc.
Served as co-lead counsel in an inter partes review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal more
Misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of BB&T
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) as plaintiff in a case against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets more
Joint venture of gaming and resort company
Representation of gaming and resort company in theme park development joint venture. more
Acquisition by an aerospace products and parts manufacturer
Represented an aerospace products and parts manufacturer in the acquisition of stock in a company engaged in the design, manufacture and assembly or more