Harold R. Bruno  III - Robinson Waters & O

Harold R. Bruno III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Harold R. Bruno, III specializes in franchise and intellectual property litigation and arbitration. He also has a wide range of experience in trademark registration and commercial litigation. He received his undergraduate degree in finance with honors in 1982 from the University of Illinois and his law degree in 1985 from the University of Colorado. Bruno is admitted to practice law in Colorado and the District of Columbia as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st, 4th, 9th, 10th and Federal Circuits.

University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignBS 1982University of Colorado at BoulderJ.D. 1985
American Bar Association Forum on FranchisingColorado Bar Association - Intellectual Property SectionIntellectual Property Inn of Court Colorado ChapterTemple MicahAmerican Arbitration Association

Case History

Trial CounselBig O Tires, LLC v. JDV, LLC.,  2008 WL 47877619 (D. Colo. 2008) - enforced covenant not to compete for franchisor against terminated franchisee under Colorado law.

Big O Tires, Inc. v. Bigfoot 4x4, Inc., 167 F. Supp. 2d 1216 (D. Colo. 2001) - obtained injunction for trademark owner against "monster truck" company attempting to expand into retail automotive business. 

Rocky Mountain Rhino Lining, Inc. v. Rhino Linings USA, Inc.,
37 P.3d 458 (Colo. App. 2001) and 62 P.3d 142 (Colo. 2003) - received judgment for distributor for breach of contract and attorney fees against manufacturer in terrritorial dispute.  Argued to Colorado Supreme Court applicability of Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Mitel, Inc. v. Iqtel, Inc., 124 F.3d 1366 (10th Cir. 1997) - defeated copyright infringement claim of rival manufacturer based on functionality defense.

Shell Oil Co. v. Commercial Petroleum, 955 F.2d 104 (4th Cir. 1991) - obtained trademark injunction for oil company against reseller of product outside authorized distribution system.

Office Location

1099 Eighteenth Street, Suite 2600
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Franchise Law of the Denver Metro Area
Harold R. Bruno III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

Other Information

Gender: Male