Trademarks are among the most valuable intellectual property assets a company owns. LPHS helps clients protect their brands, product names, logos, slogans and trade dress. We represent clients with trademark portfolios in the United States and throughout the world in diverse industries, including software development, technology, manufacturing, professional services, agriculture, hospitality, cosmetics and health care.
We represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and our lawyers have decades of experience litigating large and small trademark cases before federal and state courts throughout the United States. We have experience litigating all types of trademark rights, including trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product configurations, trade names, and even part numbers for manufacturing companies.
But we are, at the core, a trial firm. Our case preparation focuses on what matters: winning a jury trial. Our opponents respect us because they know we prepare to take every case to trial. And our reputation in the courtroom enhances our ability to achieve our clients’ business objectives.
- LPHS represented Mary Kay Inc. in a battle over the use of the trademark “MK.” Mary Kay sought to enforce a contractual agreement regarding the use of the initials MK on cosmetics and cosmetic products. Mary Kay alleged that Michael Kors breached the agreement by using the letters MK on certain cosmetic products jointly marketed with Estee Lauder Inc.
- LPHS was lead trial counsel for Mastronardi Produce (d/b/a Sunset Produce) and Worldwide Plastics in trademark and design patent litigation brought by NatureSweet in federal court in Dallas. This trademark infringement and design patent case involved two of the largest tomato growers and distributors in North America. This case also involved unsettled law found at the intersection of trademark, trade dress and design patent infringement law.