Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie and related clothing technologies through the use of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.  The firm counsels the apparel company in IP related enforcement and transactional matters including patent and trademark infringement actions, patent licensing, freedom to operate opinions, consulting contracts, patent licenses, invalidity and non-infringement studies, patent enforcement studies and advertising.  The firm protects key products worldwide with both design and utility patents and we work closely with the key technical and business personnel to identify and protect innovations with patents to achieve the company’s strategic corporate goals.  We counsel the company with respect to its overall patent strategy, provide licensing services, and evaluate third-party intellectual property rights.

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Environmental litigation for yarn manufacturing supplier
The firm served as lead counsel for defendant, a supplier of spinning accessories throughout the yarn manufacturing sector of the textile industry, more
Gardner Pie Co. v. Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, Inc.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, a leading producer of packaged bakery foods, in a patent more
Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more
In re Galey & Lord
Represented creditors' committee and then Chapter 7 trustee for Galey & Lord Inc. in connection with the sale of companies more