Dunnington Partner, Robert Swetnick, successfully defended a client against a $7.5 million claim for breach of lease. Tenant client was awarded damages against its former landlord for unreasonably denying request to assign lease.
Dunnington Litigation Team Wins Complete Dismissal in SDNY Against Notorious TM Troll
On September 10, Judge Laura Taylor Swain dismissed trademark infringement claims brought by Michael Gleissner, one of the world’s most infamous trademark trolls, against a Hong Kong-based satellite operator in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Read More
SDNY Denies Plaintiff Romance Author’s Request for Injunctive Relief Against Competing Use of TM “COCKY”
On July 5, Judge Alvin Hellerstein issued an order stating that a plaintiff romance author who owns a trademark in the word “cocky” for “a series of books in the field of romance” failed to show irreparable harm and likelihood of confusion if the defendant authors were to proceed with using the word “cocky” in connection with their romance novels. In their opposition to the motion, the defendants argued that the plaintiff could not monopolize “cocky” in connection with romance novels because the word is widely-used in romance novels and it is artistically relevant to the content of romance novels. The case is currently pending in the SDNY.
Donna Frosco has been installed as President of the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Sullivan presided and administered the oath of office to Ms. Frosco at a swearing-in ceremony held on October 18, 2017 at the Daniel P. Moynihan United States Courthouse in Manhattan. The Federal Bar Association is a national organization of 20,000 federal legal professionals, more than 1,500 of whom are judges. The organization was founded 1920 to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.
What Wealth Advisors, Legal Advisors, and Globetrotters Need to Know
People from all over the world have assets located in New York, from bank accounts and securities, to artwork and real estate.