Represented four major universities and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) in a trade dress infringement case. In an attempt to avoid the provisions of a prior settlement agreement, the defendant, a clothing provider, sold t-shirts and other merchandise bearing university colors that did not include any of the colleges’ registered marks. The firm secured a ruling rejecting the theory that school colors were aesthetically functional and that the defendant's use was "fair." After prevailing on summary judgment on the issue of liability for trademark infringement and unfair competition, we conducted a two-day jury trial on monetary relief. The plaintiffs recovered damages in the form of a reasonable royalty and an accounting of defendants’ profits. The defendants later appealed, and the Fifth Circuit unanimously affirmed. Louisiana State University v. Smack Apparel Co., 438 F. Supp. 2d 653 (E.D. La. 2006), aff'd, 550 F.3d 465 (5th Cir. 2008).

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Successful settlement of UST release-related claims against major oil company
Represented a major oil company in resolving threatened litigation arising from a UST release. Case was settled without litigation for less than 20 more
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
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
We are outside IP counsel to this company, which is the world's largest manufacturer of socks under such well-known brands as POLO, RALPH LAUREN, HOT more
DIAC arbitration for an international engineering firm
Lead counsel to an international engineering firm providing engineering, design, planning, and construction services around the world, in a DIAC more