Trademark Litigation

Robinson+Cole's Intellectual Property Litigation Team is a dedicated group of trial lawyers successfully litigating trademark cases in federal courts throughout the United States.

    • Experience
      • Trademark Infringement

      • Prosecution of a trademark infringement claim on behalf of an aircraft distributor against an aircraft manufacturer for misuse of our client’s trademark in the aviation field.
      • Prosecution of Lanham Act claim on behalf of a client that developed a method to clot major trauma injuries. The client’s revolutionary technology has been credited with saving lives in wars in the Middle East and in trauma accidents throughout the world.
      • Representation of a manufacturer of vertical panel saws and panel routers in a trademark infringement and false advertising action brought against a competitor that made use of the client’s model and product numbers.
      • Defense of a full-spectrum lighting company accused of unlawful trademark infringement based on the use of certain key online search words and the display of banner advertisements.
      • Defense of a trademark and trade dress infringement and dilution action, in the District of New Hampshire, brought against a client by a competing fire hydrant manufacturer
      • Represented a company at trial in a trademark ownership dispute. The plaintiff, a former business partner, brought an action based on a novel "first use" trademark ownership theory to claim an interest in a company trademark that he had previously sold. We prevailed at trial and on appeal.

    • News
      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 22, 2010

        William J. Kelleher III Receives “40 Under 40” Award

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      • May 19, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Presents to Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services on Proposed Noncompetition Agreement Act

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      • May 10, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Quoted on Massachusetts Bill Aimed to Change State's Noncompete Landscape

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      • April 6, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Lectures on Noncompetition Agreements at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management

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      • March 2, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Publishes Articles on Trade Secrets Audits and Assignability of Noncompetition Agreements

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      • January 4, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Partner Quoted on International Agreement to Bolster Intellectual Property Enforcement

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Federal Circuit Extends Patent Term in Certain Cases" (02/18/2014)

      "Drawing the Line Between Descriptive and Suggestive Trademarks," published in Commercial & Business Litigation, co-authored by Edward J. Heath and John M. Tanski, a newsletter of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation (Fall 2010)

      "Can You Keep a Secret? Why Now Is the Time for a Trade Secrets Audit," published in Connections: Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (2/2010)

      "States divided over asset purchases and non-competes," published in New England In-House, more details (1/2010)

      "The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: An Overview and Discussion of a Recent First Circuit Case," at Boston Bar Assocation (3/11/2008)

      "Is an Employer Liable When Its Sales Employee Breaches a Noncompetition or Nonsolicitation Agreement with a Former Employer?" published in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2007)

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