Obtained a preliminary injunction, which was affirmed on appeal, enjoining CVS's sale of decoded gray market DAVIDOFF COOL WATER fragrances, as well as counterfeits, based upon a holding that the removal of a serial number used for anti-counterfeiting and quality control purposes from gray market products was a "material difference" under the trademark laws even though consumers have no appreciation of the importance of the code. The decision is an important one to brand owners who seek to control counterfeiting by employing anti-counterfeiting devices and policing their channels of distribution. Zino Davidoff S.A. v. CVS Corp., No. 06 CV 15332 (KMK), 2007 WL 1933932 (S.D.N.Y. July 2, 2007), aff'd, 571 F.3d 238 (2d Cir. June 19, 2009).

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Patent prosecution and counseling for Inserm
Provided patent prosecution advice to Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherché médicale). Inserm is the only French public more
Multiple financings by Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in its $64.8 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and common stock and a $50 million more
IRS challenging a listed transaction for a global manufacturer
Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed more
Phillips v. AWH Corp., et al.
Prepared an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel in a significant patent law appellate case addressing claim more