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WHIPgroup Case Against IMS to Proceed in Alabama

August, 2nd, 2019

WHIPgroup was successful in defending Karl Storz against a motion to dismiss filed by Defendant Integrated Medical Systems International (“IMS”). WHIPgroup, on behalf of Karl Storz, had filed suit against IMS alleging that services and [Read More…]

Ford Proves Design Patents are Built Tough

August, 1st, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus and Jacob J. Alexander In a recent case, Ford showed that design patents are an effective way to prohibit third-party manufacturers from making “knock-off” replacement parts. In Automotive Body Parts Association [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Permanent Injunction for Vineyard Vines

July, 2nd, 2019

On June 28, 2019 WHIPgroup obtained a Judgment for Vineyard Vines that included both monetary damages and a permanent injunction against several serial counterfeiters. The Defendants in this case set up fraudulent websites that mimicked [Read More…]

Race to the Courthouse: The role of Declaratory Judgements in Trademark Infringement Cases

January, 31st, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri In December 2018 toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. filed a declaratory judgment against Louis Vuitton.[1]  This was to preempt the French fashion house from claiming MGA Entertainment’s Pooey Puitton toy was [Read More…]

Trademark Registration: An Essential Step to Protecting Your Business

December, 21st, 2018

By Walter B. Welsh In today’s internet-based economy, achieving and maintaining brand exclusivity is critical to driving customer traffic to your business. A recent analysis of consumer products sold through e-commerce sites shows 75% of [Read More…]

Apples Are The New Jingle Bells

December, 5th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor We’re entering into the season of hope and forgiveness.  But is that the reason Apple and Amazon have decided to put their years of feuding aside and come together… just in [Read More…]

Court Grants Vineyard Vines Temporary Restraining Order

October, 12th, 2018

On October 9th WHIPgroup filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Vineyard Vines. The case is against serial counterfeiters [Read More…]

Opinion: Protecting Luxury Online

October, 24th, 2017

By Christina L. Winsor Amazon is a behemoth of online retailers and a godsend for busy parents who just don’t want to have to leave the house for diapers. The company has completely turned physical [Read More…]

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