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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Trademark litigation for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Represented Park Place Entertainment in 2000 when it announced its intent to build a multimillion dollar new entertainment venue on its landmark more
Domain name dispute actions for multiple representative clients
The firm represented numerous trademark owners in domain name dispute actions arising under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and under more
Discrimination and Wage-Hour litigation for major bottled water company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by seven route salespeople seeking to represent a class more
Ewald v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Represented DaimlerChrysler Corporation when the owner of the RUBICON mark for cargo trailers sought to enjoin our client from using RUBICON for more