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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Project counsel for the City of Atlanta
Represented City of Atlanta concerning the design and construction of the $250 million facility for Hartsfield-Jackson more
Antitrust counseling to actuarial firms' captive insurance company
The firm has served for many years as antitrust counsel to a captive insurance company comprised of three competitor members. more
Zero-discharge TMDL challenge for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers with regard to the challenge of zero-discharge TMDL for a river basin. more
Special Committee of the Board of International Textile Group Inc.
Represented Special Committee of the Board of International Textile Group Inc. in connection with the acquisition of BST Safety Textiles from an more