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In Bloomberg Law, IP Litigator Examines Federal Circuit Decision in ITC Trademark Infringement Case

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Strategy, Patent Litigation, Appellate & Supreme Court

IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo (Washington, D.C) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article published May 9. The article examines a Federal Circuit decision that Swagway hoverboards infringed Segway Inc.’s trademarks. The decision affirms that the International Trade Commission correctly determined that Swagway creates a likelihood of confusion with Segway even without evidence of actual confusion.

Mr. Rizzolo explains that the decision is significant in that it is a first from the Federal Circuit in addressing the potential preclusive effect of trademark decisions out of the ITC.

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