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Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property – Copyright & Trademark – Personal Jurisdiction – Dutch Company – Software – Handshake Deal – Preliminary Injunction

The founder of the defendant-Dutch software company learned of the plaintiff-North Carolina software company’s product and reached into North Carolina to initiate a deal between the two companies. The companies entered into an oral contract that was to be substantially ...

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Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement – Restaurant Website

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

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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