Day Pitney successfully defended firm client Anastasia Beverly Hills, a manufacturer of high-end cosmetics in a federal trademark infringement case. In a precedential decision, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiff, cosmetic maker Hard Candy, was not entitled to a jury trial on a trademark claim that sought only Anastasia's profits on the sale of a competing product. The court additionally affirmed the trial court's finding that Anastasia's use of the phase "Hard Candy" as the name of a shade of makeup was not trademark infringement. Miami partner Mark Romance, who joined the firm through our merger with Richman Greer, handled the matter. The decision affirms a verdict from a non-jury trial in February 2018, argued by Romance and West Palm Beach associate Nathaniel Edenfield, who worked alongside co-counsel from Pirkey Barber PLLC.
The appeal was covered by Law360 in "No Jury For TM Claims Over Disgorged Profits, Says 11th Circ."
Day Pitney partner Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, co-authored an article, "Giving Up on Impartiality: The Threat of Public Capitulation to Contemporary Attacks on Rule of the Law," published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) as part of its series entitled "Are We at a Boiling Point?"
Mark A. Romance authored an article, "Five Tips for an Effective Mediation Statement," which was published by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation.
On September 26, Alisa Hacker will be speaking on issues that arise in a "Grey Divorce" at the 2019 Annual Guardianship Conference, presented by the Social Law Library and the Massachusetts Guardianship Association.
Day Pitney Alert
On April 25, Boston attorneys Bill Pezzoni, Jared Ross and Justin Hannan will present on "Understanding Opportunity Zones: Investor Benefits," a program hosted by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in conjunction with the City of Marlborough, MA and Day Pitney LLP.
In the BTI Litigation Outlook 2020: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms, published by the BTI Consulting Group, Day Pitney was named “A Powerhouse in Complex Commercial Litigation—Among the Top 3".
Day Pitney partners Elizabeth Sher and Susan Huntington are recipients of Profiles in Diversity Journal's 18th Annual "Women Worth Watching" Awards, which recognize esteemed women leaders and acknowledge their talents, commitment, achievements and leadership.
Day Pitney Press Release
Alan G. Greer is quoted in an article, "Florida Appeals Court OK's Transfer of Janet Reno's Home to Miami Dade College," published by WealthManagement.com.
Senior counsel Cliff Nichols was quoted in an article, "Legal Research Tools Are Changing Law Practices—to a Point," published by ALM's LegalTech News