Gordon & Rees California Team Obtains a Favorable Settlement for their Client in Trademark Dispute

February 2023

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Los Angeles Partner Reid E. Dammann and San Francisco Associate Violaine Brunet successfully secured a favorable settlement for their client, a national lacrosse organization, without the need for judicial intervention and further litigation.

In the Central District of California, the plaintiff filed a Complaint for (1) federal trademark infringement, (2) state common law trademark infringement, (3) federal and state unfair competition.  In this contested suit, the Gordon & Rees team asserted successful defenses and counterclaims including (1) Declaratory Relief of Non-Infringement, (2) Cancellation of Registration under Genericness and Descriptiveness, (2) Declaratory Judgment of Invalidity and/or Unenforceability, (3) Fraud on the Trademark Office, and (4) Abandonment of the Marks.

The Gordon & Rees multi-office team ultimately negotiated a settlement with the plaintiff in which the parties agreed to a dismissal with prejudice of the Civil Action. 

The firm's client is thrilled with this result.