WHIPgroup has filed another trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Bruce Kirby, Incorporated (“BKI”) in the United States District Court of Connecticut, Case No. 3:17-CV-01389 (D. Conn.). In the Complaint, BKI alleges that LaserPerformance LLC, Quarter Moon, Incorporated, Farzad Rastegar, in his individual capacity, and Mr. Rastegar’s consulting company, Dory Ventures, LLC (“the Defendants”), are willfully infringing BKI’s BRUCE KIRBY® trademark through the unauthorized sale and promotion of a “Kirby” fishing boat. This new case arises in the context of a wider, ongoing dispute between BKI and LaserPerformance entities concerning LaserPerformance’s unauthorized use of the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
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WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]