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Pan American World Airways Inc. v. Flight 001 Inc.
Defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction brought by Pan American World Airways against our clients Flight 001, Inc. and Flight 001 Holdings, more Featured
Texas Tech Univ. v. Spiegelberg
Represented Collegiate Licensing Company in litigation to protect the school colors and verbal trademarks of a Texas-based university. The more Featured
Zino Davidoff S.A. v. CVS Corp.
Obtained a preliminary injunction, which was affirmed on appeal, enjoining CVS's sale of decoded gray market DAVIDOFF COOL WATER fragrances, as well more Featured
adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG in trademark infringement litigation against Payless Shoesource involving the more FeaturedCase Study
Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University et al. v. Smack Apparel Co.
Represented four major universities and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) in a trade dress infringement case. In an attempt to avoid the more Featured
Lulu Enterprises Inc. v. Hulu LLC
The firm served as lead trial counsel for Hulu LLC, a news corporation, and NBC Universal collaborative venture in the suit related to the launch of more Featured
Marriott International Inc. v. Sunburst Hospitality Corporation
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce rights in Residence Inn and Courtyard brands. more Featured
Procter & Gamble Co. v. Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
Served as lead counsel for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP in the defense of our client against a trademark infringement suit. The more Featured
Trademark infringement for a Fortune 500 multinational computer software manufacturer
Successfully represented a Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software more Featured
General Electric Company and General Electric Capital Corporation v. Nantucket Funding LLC, et al.
Obtained a temporary restraining order thwarting the misuse of the client's trademark by a loan services company seeking to enter into loan more Featured
Pennington Seed, Inc. & Pennington Seed of Nebraska, Inc. v. United Industries Corp., d/b/a Spectrum Brands
Represented United Industries Corporation (d/b/a Spectrum Brands) in trademark litigation against a competitor and successfully settled the matter more Featured
Trademark litigation for Chippendales *
Represented Chippendales in trademark infringement suit against manufacturer and distributor of Chickendales slot machine. Resulted in a successful more Featured
Mr. Electric Corp. v. Reiad Khalil, et. al.
Achieved a win on behalf of our client, The Dwyer Group, and specifically its Mr. Electric subsidiary, against Alber Electric, a business operated by  more Featured
Trademark registration for Chippendales *
Represents Chippendales in its efforts to obtain inherently distinctive registration for it's famous Cuff's and Collars uniform.  The case is more
Trademark and unfair competition matters for Diageo North America
Represents Diageo North America in a variety of trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation in federal district court and before more
Trademark and unfair competition matters for WMS Gaming Inc.
Represents WMS Gaming Inc., a leader in the video gaming equipment industry, in trademark litigation before federal trial and appellate courts more
Zino Davidoff S.A. v. Holbrook Wholesalers Inc. *
Obtained temporary restraining order and consent order enjoining sale of counterfeit and gray market DAVIDOFF fragrances, as well as significant more
General Media Communications, Inc. v. Heu
Obtained ruling effectively reversing UDRP decision by National Arbitration Forum that GMCI, publisher of Penthouse magazine, had engaged in more
Trademark and unfair competition litigation for Compex Int’l Co. Ltd.
Successfully represented Compex International Co. Ltd., a major manufacturer of outdoor patio furniture, in a bench trial against claims by more
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more
Murray v. National Broadcasting Co. *
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of NBC in idea submission case brought by former employee who allegedly originated idea for The Cosby Show. more
Ewald v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Represented DaimlerChrysler Corporation when the owner of the RUBICON mark for cargo trailers sought to enjoin our client from using RUBICON for more
Chrysler Group LLC v. USA Wholesale Scooters, Inc., et al.
Represented Chrysler Group in obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against Defendants’ use of the JEEPSTER mark and Jeep Grille more
University of Kansas v. Larry Sinks, et al.
Successfully represented University of Kansas in a trial against JoeCollege.com, a retailer selling various apparel using colors and other more
Creative defense of Banque Audi in dilution case *
Represented Banque Audi, one of the largest consumer banks in Lebanon that also does business in the U.S. and whose name is identical to a major car more
Trademark litigation for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace *
Represented Park Place Entertainment in 2000 when it announced its intent to build a multimillion dollar new entertainment venue on its landmark more
New Homefinders Inc. v. Network Communications Inc.
Defended Network Communications Inc., a national publishing company, in a trademark infringement action. Obtained summary judgment that the more
Trademark counsel for the American Cancer Society
Represents the American Cancer Society in trademark matters and in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal more
H-D Michigan Inc. v. Top Quality Service Inc.
Represented Harley-Davidson Motor Company in winning a reversal in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. The Court held  more
Huber Corp. v. Georgia-Pacific Corp.
Represented Georgia-Pacific LLC in a trademark infringement suit brought against it by one of its major competitors in the building more
Synergistic Int’l, LLC v. Korman
Represented the owner of the GLASS DOCTOR mark in a trademark infringement suit against a company that had used the mark WINDSHIELD DOCTOR for 17 more
Formula One Licensing B.V. v. Purple Interactive Ltd. *
Represented plaintiff in obtaining, through mediation, the return of more than 400 domain names based on the marks FORMULA 1 and F1 used in more
Getty Properties Corp. v. Parmar *
Represented Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. in a case where a franchisee of the client was terminated he began using the Getty name in more
National Football League Properties Inc., St. Louis Rams Partnership and Tennessee Football L.P. v. Does 1 through 100
Represented the National Football League in 1994 and 2000 in connection with obtaining multi-county preliminary injunction and seizure orders in more
Counsel to Ace Group International, LLC
Provides client counseling relating to brand management, portfolio maintenance, licensing, litigation and copyright matters. more
Trademark litigation for a financial and technology company *
Successfully represented a financial and technology company in stopping the use and registration of a mark related to their name being used for more
Levi Strauss & Co et al. v. Papikian Entreprises Inc. et al.
Represented Levi Strauss & Co. in a trademark infringement suit against an online infringer.Levi Strauss & Co. v. Papikian, No. more
Trademark portfolio management assistance to AutomationDirect.com Inc.
Provides trademark portfolio management and litigation assistance to AutomationDirect.com Inc.  Founded as an alternative to established industrial more
NBTY, Inc. v. USA Nutritionals, Inc. and Action Labs, Inc. *
Successfully represented defendants, USA Nutritionals Inc., sued for alleged trademark infringement of the mark U.S. NUTRITION based on their use of more
TPI Holdings, Inc. v. Josh Bond
Successfully represented TPI Holdings regarding protection of its AUTOTRADER mark against Defendant’s online use of a similar mark.

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Alan Weiss v. National Football League Properties, Inc. and Logo Athletic, Inc. and The Five Smiths, Inc. d/b/a The Atlanta Falcons
Represented the National Football League and Atlanta Falcons in a trademark dispute involving rights in and to the “Dirty Bird” mark. Alan Weiss more
Trademark infringement for a national steakhouse franchisor
Represented a national steakhouse franchisor against a third party operating under a confusingly similar mark.  Obtained a permanent injunction and more
Trademark protection for global snack food company
The firm served as lead counsel for global snack food company in the protection of its trademark from a generic challenge and from various antitrust more
Negotiated international apparel company's sponsorship agreement
Negotiated international apparel company’s exclusivity multimillion primary sponsorship of a major racing series event including resolution of more
Pearson Education Inc.
Represented Pearson Education Inc., the world's largest educational publisher, in obtaining an injunction to prevent the use of mymathlabhelp.com, as  more
USA Nutritionals, Inc. v. Innovative Labs LLC, et al. *
Successfully represented USA Nutritionals, a vitamin and supplement manufacturer, in obtaining damages in an action against a former manufacturer more
Moss v. Grypyon Development Inc. *
Obtained summary adjudication and an award of attorneys' fees and costs for Sears and Circle of Beauty in an unfair competition case involving more
Phoenix International Inc. v. Robinson Technical Southeast Inc.
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of Robinson Technical Products, a welding equipment and supplies wholesaler, in trademark and design patent  more
United Pet Group Inc. v. Salix Corporation and Salix LLC
Represented United Pet Group, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of pet products, in trade dress litigation against a competitor. Case settled more
International Liturgy Publications d/b/a Vince Ambrosetti Ministries and Vince Ambrosetti v. Silver Burdett Ginn and Pearson Education, Inc. *
Successfully opposed a preliminary injunction for alleged infringement of plaintiffs’ claimed BLEST ARE WE mark based on the use of the mark BLEST more
Givenchy S.A. v. BCBG Max Azria Group Inc.
Represented Givenchy and argued that Givenchy’s handbag design functioned as a protectable trade dress. The defendant produced a line of “fast more
Owens v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defended Pepsi Bottler against claim that wholesaling restrictions to prevent transshipment violate state unfair trade practice laws. N.C. Supreme more
Levi Strauss & Co. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co.
Represented appellant Levi Strauss & Co. in successful appeal from the trial court's judgment rejecting its trademark dilution claim. The Ninth

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Defense of trademark infringement and dilution action for Pearson Education *
Represented declaratory judgment plaintiff, Pearson Education, accused of trademark infringement and dilution. Successfully defended against efforts more
Trademark litigation for adidas
The firm has represented adidas for almost 20 years in the United States in a wide range of significant trademark litigation, including the largest more
Kind, LLC v. Clif Bar & Co.
Represented Clif Bar in a trade dress case brought by Kind. Kind filed suit and moved for an expedited preliminary injunction to prevent client Clif more
Complex negotiations for large metropolitan health care provider *
Represented large metropolitan health care provider that included four suburban hospitals in complex negotiations with acclaimed medical school more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Kayser-Roth Corp.
Represented the manufacturer of L’eggs® pantyhose in action to enjoin use of LEG LOOKS® mark on re-designed packaging. The Fourth Circuit reversed more
Curtis James Jackson III v. Vision Plant Pictures LLC et al.
Defended a producer of a documentary against a right of publicity and trademark claim by performer “50 Cent.” Our client had created a documentary more
Blingville LLC v. Zynga Inc. et al.
Represented Zynga. The plaintiff was preparing to launch a social game called “BlingVille,” and filed a declaratory judgment action after receiving more
Victorinox AG v. U.S. Flash & Tech. LLC, B&B Mega Serv. LLC a/k/a XYZ Enter., and Mesmerized Prod. Inc. d/b/a LOGOpremiums.com
Represented Victorinox Swiss Army in action for trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, false and deceptive more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing over more
Aliphcom v. Blueant Wireless Inc.
Represents AliphCom dba Jawbone, a manufacturer of wireless headsets speakers, and other products enhancing mobile technology, in a trade dress more
Mr. Appliance Corp. v. Woodrow Holloway et al.
Achieved a win on behalf of our client, The Dwyer Group and specifically its Mr. Appliance subsidiary, against Woodrow and Deborah Holloway, former more
Exide Technologies vs. Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc.
Represents Johnson Controls Battery Group, Inc., a leading battery manufacturer, in trade dress infringement litigation against Exide Technologies more
ACI Int’l Inc. v. adidas-Salomon AG
Represented the declaratory judgment defendant, adidas-Salomon AG, in an action denying motion to dismiss trademark counterclaims. ACI more
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Myers Supply Inc., Inland Supply Inc., Four-U-Packaging, Inc. and Superior Janitor Supply Inc.
Counsel to Georgia-Pacific LLC in the enforcement of their trademark rights with respect to the paper towels dispensed by the enMotion more
Trademark portfolio management and enforcement for OLIVIA character
The firm counsels Ian Falconer Ink Unlimited Inc., owner of the well-known OLIVIA children's book and television property, on domestic and more
Trademark case for large telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for large telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
Trademark infringement for an apparel company *
Represented a large apparel company in favorable settlement of claim that it was not infringing a trademark troll's registered mark by using it as a more
Trademark litigation for Lexington Home Brands
The firm represented Lexington Home Brands, a global manufacturer and marketer of distinctive home furnishings, in connection with the enforcement of  more
Global trademark portfolio management and enforcement for Brahmin Leather Works Inc.
Provide global trademark portfolio advice and counsel to Brahmin Leather Works, Inc., a luxury handbag and accessories company, including trademark more
Patent and trademark litigation for leading manufacturer of motor sports-related tear-off products
Represented leading manufacturer of tear-off products in a case related to multi-layer tear-off products often used in the motor sports industry. The  more
Trademark litigation for major tobacco company
Represented a major tobacco company in opposition proceedings regarding the use of the word "pleasure" in connection with cigarette more
Mad Hops Inc. v. adidas-Salomon AG
Represented adidas-Salomon AG in a trademark litigation matter.  The court granted adidas's motion for summary more
Marriott International Inc. v. Leviev Boymelgreen
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce the trademark rights of its Marquis brands. more
University of Alabama Board of Trustees v. New Life Art Inc.
Represent the University of Alabama in a case pending in the Northern District of Alabama in a suit  involving the defendant's use of the more
Trademark case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
Clif Bar & Company v. Luna Fitness of Tempe LLC
Served as primary counsel for Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of sports/energy/nutrition food and beverages, in a trademark infringement  more
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. more
False and misleading advertising action for a Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in a suit for false and misleading advertising and successfully enjoined a print more
Zynga Inc. v. Bang With Friends Inc.
Representing Zynga Inc. in the Northern District of California to protect its trademark rights in the WITH FRIENDS family of brands against an online  more
AliphCom v. MyTalk Inc.
Represents AliphCom, a manufacturer of wireless headsets, in a trademark infringement suit involving wireless communications devices. AliphCom v.  more
Zynga chipseller enforcement and litigation program
Represented Zynga in a litigation enforcement program targeting high value resellers of virtual chips used in Zynga’s online poker game, with the more
Homelife Communities Group v. Homelife Realty Services, Inc., et al.
Counsel for Atreus Homes and Communities LLC in trademark case. Handled damages and inequitable conduct experts.

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Trademark litigation services for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a Fortune 500 brewery to secure a judgment as a matter of law that there was a likelihood of confusion between our client’s mark  more
Sealy Technology LLC v. Simmons Bedding Company
Representing Sealy Technology in a design patent and trade dress action involving Sealy's Stearns & Foster mattress designs against Simmons more
Trademark litigation for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a Fortune 500 brewery and obtained a permanent injunction and other relief in a trademark infringement and counterfeiting action  more
Trademark litigation and portfolio management for a non-profit housing organization
Represent a non-profit housing organization's domestic and international trademark portfolio, including domestic and international oppositions and more
Glow Industries Inc. v. Lopez and Coty Inc. et al. *
Defeated motion for a preliminary injunction in trademark infringement action against Jennifer Lopez and Coty Inc. based on alleged likelihood of more
Stanley Black & Decker Inc. et al. v. D&L Elite Investments LLC et al.
Represent Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and The Black & Decker Corporation in a trademark and trade dress counterfeiting case arising out of more
Computer Access Technology Corporation v. Catalyst Enterprises Inc.
Represented defendant, an electronic testing equipment manufacturer, in copyright, trade dress and unfair competition trial. Matter settled more
Counsel to the Collegiate Licensing Company, one of the top sports licensing firms in the U.S.
Represents the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), one of the most successful licensing companies in the United States. CLC is the exclusive more
Two Men and a Truck/International, Inc. v. Robert Lee Thomas, et al.
Represented Two Men and a Truck. Obtained a preliminary and permanent injunction against an infringer and an award of attorney’s fees.

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Echo Design Group, Inc. v. Zino Davidoff S.A. *
Defeated preliminary injunction motion brought by an accessories manufacturer to prevent the U.S. launch of ECHO DAVIDOFF, a new fragrance line more
Apple Computer Inc. v. Psystar Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a permanent injunction against a computer company utilizing Apple’s copyrighted operating system software on non-Apple more
kate spade LLC v. Georgia Pen & Pencil d/b/a Davran’s, et. al.
Obtained a permanent injunction and damages in trademark counterfeiting action against a retailer and individuals that sold counterfeit KATE SPADE more
Lacoste Alligator S.A. v. Sugar Shack Inc. et al. *
Obtained an ex parte seizure order and preliminary injunction resulting in the seizure of counterfeit Lacoste merchandise in raids conducted  more
Trademark and copyright counsel for an online retail company *
Represented an online retail company as its trademark and copyright counsel with respect to start up and operation of consumer to consumer option more
Intellectual property litigation for JA Apparel Corp
After filing demand for arbitration, and conducting mediation, obtained favorable settlement for JA Apparel Corp., a leading men’s more
Who Dat?, Inc. v. NFL Properties LLC, et al.
Represented the National Football League and the New Orleans Saints in a trademark dispute involving rights in and to the designation “Who Dat”.
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Trademark dispute for a leading hospitality and entertainment company
Successfully represented a leading hospitality and entertainment company in a trademark dispute in which the court denied the defendant’s motion for more
Aerospace America, Inc. v. Abatement Technologies, Inc.
Represented Abatement Technologies Inc., manufacturer of negative air machines used for asbestos removal, in an action brought by a competitor based more
Negotiated licenses for owner of landmark Art Deco skyscraper *
Represented the owner of a landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City in connection with multiple licenses for use of the image of this property more
Copyright and trademark infringement litigation for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a leading Fortune 500 brewery and obtained injunctive and other relief against fifteen companies and individuals in trademark more
McDermott v. San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent
Represented appellee San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent in successful effort to affirm the holding of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

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Trademark litigation for owner of PASCHAL's restaurant brand
Successfully represented the owner of PASCHAL’S restaurant brand to retrieve nine website domain names that incorporated the famous PASCHALS more
John B. Stetson Co. v. Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH
The firm represented Joh. A. Benckiser (Benckiser) and Coty, Inc. (Coty) in a breach of trademark license agreement for Stetson fragrance

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AliphCom et al. v. Doe
Represents AliphCom dba Jawbone, a manufacturer of wireless headsets speakers, and other products enhancing mobile technology, in a trade dress more
Z-Line Designs Inc. v. Sauder Woodworking Co.
Represented Z-Line Designs, a major ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer and distributor, in a design patent and trade dress infringement more
Market Corner Realty Assocs. v. CGM-GH LLC
Defeated preliminary injunction motion brought by competitor seeking to prevent well-known restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow and his company from opening  more
Consumerinfo.com Inc. v. Money Management International Inc.
Lead appellate counsel for Defendant Money Management International in a trademark infringement case in the Ninth Circuit. Retained after the more
Cosa Instrument Corp. v. Hobré Instruments BV
Served as lead counsel in representing Cosa Instrument Corporation, an industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, against claims by a competitor more
Citizen Watch Co. v. BJ's Wholesale Club *
Obtained preliminary injunction in action brought by exclusive authorized U.S. distributor of Citizen Watches against wholesale and retail more
Carillon Importers v. Frank Pesce Int'l. Group *
Obtained preliminary injunction in trade dress infringement case brought by U.S. importer of STOLICHNAYA CRISTALL vodka.

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Victorinox Swiss Army v. Swiss Army Fragrances
Represented Victorinox Swiss Army in action for trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition against three sellers of decoded more
Licensee litigation for Tishman Speyer Properties LP *
Successfully represented Tishman Speyer Properties LP, the plaintiff licensee, against the licensor of the ROCKEFELLER CENTER and ROCKEFELLER PLAZA more
Trademark litigation for a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services company
Successfully defended a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services company's corporate slogan against a claim by a third party  more
Breach of contract litigation for an export company
Represented an export company in a breach of contract claim and counterclaim for trade dress infringement which resulted in preliminary injunction more
iKindi, Inc. v. STW Fixed Income Management Ltd.
Successfully represented iKindi, a financial software developer, in affirming its rights in and to performance after tax financial software and more
Trademark litigation for a large financial company *
Successfully represented a large financial company in trademark litigation against a defendant for using our client’s trademark as part of a more
Financial Matters v. PepsiCo Inc. *
Established PepsiCo's ownership of world famous STOLICHNAYA mark for vodka following dissolution of former U.S.S.R. and obtained preliminary more
Trademark, copyright and Internet counseling for financial management and advisory company
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and portfolio management for a financial more
Trademark litigation for one of world's largest pizza chains
Represented one of the world's largest pizza chains in the reversal of a Federal District Court decision enjoining the chain from using their primary  more
Trademark infringement case for a consumer products company *
Successfully coordinated the interstate seizure of infringing products for a consumer products company in a multimillion dollar trademark more
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group, et al. v. John Does, et al.
Represented Harley-Davidson in obtaining a multi-county preliminary injunction and seizure order in connection with anticipated counterfeiting more
Black and Decker U.S. Inc. et al. v. Best Buy Imports et al.
Represented Black & Decker and supervised an extensive investigation into the importation and sale of tools which copied Black & Decker’s more
adidas-Salomon AG v. Target Corp.
Represented adidas-Salomon AG in a trademark litigation matter against Target Corp. involving athletic footwear.  The court more

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Trademark & Trade Dress Litigation

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Marriott International Inc. v. Sunburst Hospitality Corporation
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce rights in Residence Inn and Courtyard brands. more
Trademark litigation for Chippendales
Represented Chippendales in trademark infringement suit against manufacturer and distributor of Chickendales slot machine. Resulted in a successful more
Trademark infringement for a Fortune 500 multinational computer software manufacturer
Successfully represented a Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software more
General Electric Company and General Electric Capital Corporation v. Nantucket Funding LLC, et al.
Obtained a temporary restraining order thwarting the misuse of the client's trademark by a loan services company seeking to enter into loan more

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