INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis’s robust intellectual property practice offers a multifaceted approach to safeguarding and optimizing your intellectual assets. Our firm is dedicated to aggressively litigating intellectual property disputes on behalf of our clients, boasting extensive experience litigating intellectual property cases in state and federal court. FBBC collaborates closely with its clients to identify and safeguard their intellectual property assets. Whether it involves copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent protection, or a combination thereof, our firm is adept at devising comprehensive intellectual property protection programs to ensure broad coverage.

Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis’s robust intellectual property practice offers a multifaceted approach to safeguarding and optimizing your intellectual assets. Our firm is dedicated to aggressively litigating intellectual property disputes on behalf of our clients, boasting extensive experience litigating intellectual property cases in state and federal court. FBBC collaborates closely with its clients to identify and safeguard their intellectual property assets. Whether it involves copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent protection, or a combination thereof, our firm is adept at devising comprehensive intellectual property protection programs to ensure broad coverage.

Select representative cases

B&B Hardware, Inc., v. Hargis Industries,Inc.

(published Federal Circuit Court opinion)

FBBC represented B&B Hardware in a trademark infringement action against a fastener manufacturer. B\&B held a federally registered trademark for its fastener product. A jury found that B\&B’s mark was merely descriptive and had not acquired a secondary meaning. FBBC stopped the manufacturer from obtaining its own trademark registration for the mark. The USPTO acknowledged B\&B’s trademark as being “incontestable.” FBBC filed a new trademark infringement action against the manufacturer. The district court dismissed the action, but the Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit reversed the dismissal, finding that B\&B’s mark could no longer be challenged for mere descriptiveness. B\&B is now positioned to obtain profits and damages from the manufacturer-defendant whose sales of products under the infringing trademark exceed $25 million.

Hablinski v. Amir Construction et al.

Received the largest jury verdict in the country at that time for infringement of copyrights in a residence under the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act.

McCormick, et al. v. Amir Construction Inc., et al.

FBBC successfully defended national Architect client against claims made by the plaintiff. After successfully forcing the dismissal of a lawsuit against its client, FBBC prevailed on appeal in the Ninth Circuit while seeking and receiving sanctions against McCormick.

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