On February 6, 2017, WHIPgroup attorneys filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Microline Surgical, Inc. (“Microline”) on behalf of Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“Karl Storz”). Karl Storz is an industry leader in the creation, manufacture and sale of endoscopic, surgical and medical equipment and instruments. The complaint accuses Microline of infringing Karl Storz’ US trademark rights in the mark “TAKE-APART.” The case was filed in the District of Massachusetts, Case No. 17-cv-10203.
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