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 manufacturer. Shortly after the passage of the U.S Federal Trademark Dilution Act, the car manufacturer sued the bank for both trademark infringement and dilution. We developed a defense that revolved around showing that since the majority of the Banks' customers in the U.S. were natives of the Middle East, their use of the Banks' name did not dilute the strength of the manufacturer's mark because this population based on its middle eastern roots would distinguish between the bank and the car company. A survey commissioned by our team substantiated these findings. On the eve of trial the court granted the car manufacture summary judgment on its dilution claim but sue sponte reversed his decision during trial when he heard the testimony of the bank's survey's expert. The case settled on an amicable basis after trial.

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Syndicated real estate finance for leading global investor and developer of quality real estate
Represented leading global investor and developer of quality real estate on a multi-billion refinancing of its property fund. more
Environmental litigation involving migration of off-site contamination
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Handled inter partes review of Pat. 6,108,704 with a holding of a reasonable likelihood of prevailing. The ‘704 patent relates to more
Premium Mortgage Corp. v. Equifax Information Services, et al.
Served as counsel to Equifax. The plaintiff, a mortgage broker, alleged that a subsidiary of Equifax Inc. misappropriated trade secrets belonging to more