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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Injunction on behalf of national automobile painting franchisor against former franchisee
Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a national automobile painting franchisor against a former franchisee enforcing the franchise more
Milliken & Company v. Interface, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Interface Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, in patent litigation filed by one of its largest more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues for several Fortune 500 companies
Conducted internal investigations and advised several Fortune 500 companies regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Middle East, more
Condominiumization and sale of mixed-use development for Access Medical Development
Represented Access Medical Development, nationally recognized medical real estate developer, in condominization and sale of mixed-used development in more