Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. v. Talk of the Town Restaurants, Inc. and Ron Woodsby (M.D. Florida) — won a jury verdict for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises finding that Talk of the Town Restaurants infringed Lettuce’s rights in the trademark WILDFIRE, in violation of Sections 32 and 43(a) of the Lanham Act, when it rebranded its well-known Orlando-area CHARLEY’S STEAKHOUSE to CHARLEY’S WILDFIRE GRILLE.
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. v. Leila Sophia AR LLC (N.D. Illinois) — obtained a preliminary injunction preventing defendants from opening a restaurant under the name LETTUCE MIX on the basis that the name infringed upon the family of LETTUCE trademarks.
The Nielsen Company (U.S.) LLC v. Truck Ads (N.D. Illinois) — established protectable copyrights and licensing revenue in Nielsen’s widely-used DMA maps.
Nielsen Media Research v. Eagle Creek Broadcasting (Corpus Christi, Texas and S.D. Texas) — defeated preliminary injunction and established the right to de-list TV stations from Nielsen ratings book.
Michael’s Chicago Style Red Hots, Inc. v. Michael’s Restaurant Group, LLC (N.D. Illinois) — obtained a preliminary injunction preventing defendants from opening a restaurant under the name MICHAEL’S on the basis that the name infringed upon common law rights.