Mayer Brown's Trademark Litigation practice is comprehensive and international in scope. We have successfully defended our clients against claims of trademark infringement, Lanham Act violations and other disputes involving trademark rights. We are poised to provide aggressive advocacy at the district court and appellate level to ensure our clients’ business interests and legal positions are fully protected.


  • Societe des Produits Nestlé S.A., Nestlé S.A., Nestlé USA Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court versus a professional actor claiming misappropriation of his likeness on product advertising overseas. Obtained dismissal with prejudice based on jurisdictional and other defenses.
  • Nestlé USA, Inc. and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. in a trademark infringement action brought by Weight Watchers International, Inc. Nestlé and Dreyer’s were accused of improperly displaying the "Weight Watchers" and "Points" trademarks for compatibility advertising purposes in connection with their Lean Cuisine and Skinny Cow brands. Our defense, based on fair use rights, led to a favorable settlement.
  • Nestlé USA, Inc. in defense of a trademark infringement action brought by Bottom Line Food Processors, Inc., d/b/a Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., the registrant of trademarks for "The Art of Italian Cuisine" and certain images of iconic Italian art. Michael Angelo’s alleged that Nestlé infringed its trademarks through its marketing campaign for Buitoni products, which featured the tagline "The Italian Art of Food" and the theme of Italian art and culture. Our defense, based on fair use and the weakness of Michael Angelo’s descriptive trademarks, led to a favorable settlement.
  • Geisha LLC in defense of a trademark infringement action in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York where we successfully enjoined the registered trademark owner from use of the mark and obtained cancellation of the registered mark alleged against Geisha.

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