A California District Court granted summary judgment in favor of WHIPgroup’s client, holding that “no reasonable jury could find KARL STORZ liable for willful infringement of Novadaq’s trademarks or for monetary damages.”
Plaintiff Novadaq Technologies, Inc. (NVDQ) had alleged willful infringement in a trademark suit brought against WHIPgroup client KARL STORZ. On summary judgment the Court rejected the allegation finding no evidence that KARL STORZ intentionally misled customers, and thereby eliminating Novadaq’s damages claim.
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