Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement – Restaurant Website (access required)

Firebirds International, LLC v. Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 004-021-17, 14 pp.) (Robert Conrad Jr., J.) 3:16-cv-00774; W.D.N.C. Holding: Non-party El Fenix is a subsidiary of the Texas defendants, and defendants allegedly infringe plaintiff’s various “Firebirds” trademarks. Even ...

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Attorneys – Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine – Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Advice-of-Counsel Defense (access required)

Krausz Industries Ltd. v. Smith-Blair, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-001-17, 25 pp.) (Robert Numbers II, USMJ) 5:12-cv-00570; E.D.N.C. Holding: Where defendant sought the opinion of one law firm as to whether defendant’s product infringed plaintiff’s patent and retained another law ...

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Contract – Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets – Immigration – Labor & Employment – Tort/Negligence – Dance Studios (access required)

Krawiec v. Manly (Lawyers Weekly No. 020-010-16, 31 pp.) (Louis Bledsoe III, J.) 2016 NCBC 7 Holding: Plaintiffs’ claim for misappropriation of trade secrets fails because plaintiffs have not adequately described the dance routines that the defendant-dancers allegedly misappropriated. Defendants’ ...

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