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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Revolving credit facility for global manufacturer
Representation of publicly held leading global manufacturer of flooring products, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior more
Age discrimination litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging more
Arbitration for a global supplier of electro-mechanical equipment, systems, and services
The firm served as lead counsel to a global supplier of electro-mechanical equipment, systems, and services in an arbitration where the owner alleged more
In re Vesta Insurance Group, Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now plan trustee for Vesta Insurance Group Inc. in connection with its liquidation. The firm assisted with more