August, 6th, 2018

Since 2013, WHIPgroup clients Bruce Kirby and Bruce Kirby, Inc. (“Kirby”) have asserted trademark infringement and misappropriation claims against LaserPerformance due to unauthorized use of Bruce Kirby’s name and the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark on sailboats.

In a July 27 order, the District Court of Connecticut agreed with WHIPgroup that Defendants’ unauthorized use of Kirby’s name and trademark is actionable under federal and state law. Kirby’s claims will now be fully resolved in a jury trial.

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