ip ENFORCEMENT

Verso enforces and litigates our clients’ IP rights around the world. We represent clients in trademark and copyright infringement actions in every judicial, arbitral, and administrative forum.

GLOBAL BRAND ENFORCEMENT

GLOBAL BRAND ENFORCEMENT

We develop strategies for expanding our clients’ scope of protection and work with counsel around the world to implement cross-border or global enforcement.

LEVI STRAUSS & Co V. NEW YORKER

An example of a case arising out of global brand enforcement. We collected and supplied evidence, developed expert testimony and are supporting briefing and hearing of a case set for a final damages hearing in Belgium.

TRADEMARK, COUNTERFEIT, AND COPYRIGHT LITIGATION

TRADEMARK, COUNTERFEIT, AND COPYRIGHT LITIGATION

We have litigated hundreds of trademark infringement and dilution cases and copyright infringement cases in courts throughout the country. We have briefed and argued successful appeals and submitted amicus briefs in the Supreme Court for the winning side. We also litigate oppositions and cancellations in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

WORLD CHAMP TECH. V. PELOTON

We represent an app developer in its lawsuit against Peloton for infringing its BIKE+ trademark.

PATAGONIA V. ANHEUSER-BUSCH

We litigated to invalidate an incontestable trademark registration to support Patagonia’s efforts to sell its PATAGONIA PROVISIONS beer and stop infringements of its PATAGONIA trademark.

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. V. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Verso lawyers successfully prosecuted infringement and dilution claims on behalf of Levi Strauss & Co. in a trial, using a jury finding of fame to support two successful and precedential appeals.

ANONOMATIC V. SKYFLOW

We represented a cybersecurity firm in a trademark infringement lawsuit, securing a confidential settlement after defeating a preliminary injunction.

EMPOWER ANNUITY V. EMPOWER FINANCE

We successfully defended a preliminary injunction motion seeking to stop our client from using its trademark in certain advertising and for a new product launch.

AMICUS CURAIE FOR LEVI STRAUSS & CO. AND PATAGONIA, INC. IN JACK DANIELS V. VIP PRODUCTS

We represented Levi Strauss and Patagonia’s positions regarding trademark immunity for parodies, asserting that the Lanham Act’s infringement and dilution protections also safeguarded trademark owner’s right to speech and freedom from confusion about source.

NFL V. DOES

Verso lawyers obtained a temporary restraining order for client NFL to stop anticipated counterfeiting at Super Bowl 50.

ONLINE ENFORCEMENT

ONLINE ENFORCEMENT

We enforce rights against all ecommerce sites and social media platforms. We also resolve domain name disputes before UDRP forums.

CLOROX V. SSARM ET AL.

We successfully asserted false advertising and counterfeiting claims to secure a temporary restraining order, asset freeze, and preliminary injunction against a group of online sellers misrepresenting Clorox’s products.

MULTIPLE CASES AGAINST PRINT-ON-DEMAND WEBSITE SELLERS

We obtained judgments and injunctions against, or favorable settlement agreements with, more than a dozen “print-on-demand” website retailers that offered and sold counterfeit and infringing versions of an apparel client’s products.

WYNN RESORTS HOLDINGS V. SWEN GOEBBELS

We retrieved domain names for Wynn Resorts Holdings purchased by a cybersquatter during an interval between the announcement of new Las Vegas properties and actual openings.

HOUSEWARES BRAND V. KIMJUNSOO

Verso lawyers won the transfer of trademark-formative domain names from a Korean reseller.

APPLE INC.

We regularly handle a variety of online enforcement matters for Apple, ranging from cracked app enforcement, right of publicity issues, and special projects dealing with trademark and copyright issues.