Our member office Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller published an interesting article about a jury in business disputes. It concerns the decision in US courts whether to try a business case to an arbitrator or to a jury. Read the whole article in pdf here.
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP's Charlotte and Toledo office Litigation teams have earned a place of distinction in Law360’s, “Top 7 Trademark Rulings Of 2019: A Midyear Review”. Shumaker’s Charlotte Intellectual Property Litigation team, on behalf of its client Variety Stores, Inc. won a $95 million jury verdict, in addition to an award of $4.1 million on attorneys’ fees, for willful trademark infringement against Walmart Stores, Inc. for its infringing use of Variety’s “Backyard” trademark on a wide range of outdoor products, including barbecue grills. The article noted the case for its “eye-popping damages” award. Variety is represented by Shumaker lawyers, [...]
Ben Riley Ranked By Chambers Among Top 12 Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secret Litigators in California
In their 2019 rankings of lawyers around the world, Chamber identified Ben Riley as one of the 12 top litigators in California in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets. For 30 years, the London-based firm of 200 researchers have conducted thousands of interviews to identify the top lawyers and law firms in the world. Chambers requires that any applicant submit a detailed questionnaire about their practice and cases, and list 20 client and colleague references. Then they conduct telephone and email interviews with each of the references. From these interviews, Chambers published the following comments regarding Mr. [...]
A federal jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has awarded Variety Stores, Inc. a total of $95,536,846.71 in disgorged profits and damages resulting from Walmart’s willful infringement of Variety’s federally-registered BACKYARD trademark. The two-day trial followed a trial in October, 2018 during which the jury found Walmart’s use of BACKYARD GRILL in connection with grills and grilling accessories to infringe North Carolina-based Variety Stores, Inc.’s BACKYARD trademark rights . The October jury had further found Walmart’s infringement to be willful. Variety Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Variety Wholesalers, Inc. and [...]
Charlotte gains another major bank headquarters. According to the February 8, 2019 Charlotte Observer, BB&T and SunTrust Banks announced a $66 billion merger, with Charlotte as the headquarters of the combined companies, which will be the 6th largest US bank holding company based on assets and deposits. Along with the global headquarters of Bank of America, the 2nd largest U.S. bank by assets, a substantial Wells Fargo hub, and the presence of numerous regional and community banks, Charlotte will retain its status as the 2nd largest financial center in the US, after New York, and ahead of San Francisco, according to [...]
picture from Keystone GLOBALADVOCATEN’s Swiss Member BEELEGAL Bösiger. Engel. Egloff was the main sponsor of the winning team of the Swiss Cup Final in soccer on May 27, 2018. In front of 35’000 spectators FC Zurich won the Cup Final against Young Boys in the Stade de Suisse in Berne with a score of 2 : 1. This qualifies FCZ for the group phase of the European League. Lawyers like victory! BEELEGAL congratulates FC Zurich for the strong performance.
Chambers and PARTNERS identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world. Globaladvocaten is very happy and proud with the award for ‘Leading Law Firm Network 2018’ by this prestigious institution.
We are proud to announce that today digitalAngel and Dell internationally launched their healthcare IoT platform for smart healthcare products! Several Global Advocaten members in the United States of America, Germany and the Netherlands have jointly assisted digitalAngel in legally setting up this truly innovative platform for the healthcare industry. We wish digitalAngel and its partners all the best with their revolutionary endeavour. Digital Angel & Dell – Press release Digital Angel – Customer Case Study
Globaladvocaten is delighted to announce that UK law firm, Field Seymour Parkes has joined the network. Field Seymour Parkes is a full-service law firm offering a comprehensive range of corporate, property and private legal services to businesses and individuals. The origins of Field Seymour Parkes go back over 135 years although in its current form the firm came into being in 1987 through a merger of three long established businesses. It has one single site office in central Reading in the heart of the Thames Valley, just 40 minutes by road from Heathrow and 30 minutes by train to London. From this office [...]
Globaladvocaten member, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, has been named among Law360’s Top 10 Trademark Rulings of 2016. Charlotte attorneys Thad Adams, Alex Long and Christina Trimmer represented Variety Stores Inc. in its lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.