On April 8, 2016, Whitmyer IP Group filed a trademark counterfeiting and infringement lawsuit against Pühler Feinmahltechnik GmbH and its executives in the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, on behalf of WHIPgroup client NETZSCH Premier Technologies, LLC. NETZSCH is a leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial mixers, dispersers, mills, agitators, and related products, and Pühler is a competitor. The complaint accuses Pühler and its executives of counterfeiting and infringing NETZSCH’s US Registrations Nos. 3,426,673; 3,426,674; 4,911,597; 2,620,559; and 3,767,507 for its stylized “P” and “ZETA” trademarks. Attorneys Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr., Michael A. Lavine, and Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. are counsel of record in the litigation.
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