IPC Attorney, Stephen Kepper, recently filed and successfully settled two separate trademark infringement lawsuits in the Eastern District of Louisiana for IPC client, Align Technologies Corp., a company specializing in employment management software services. Both lawsuits stemmed from the defendant’s use of the mark “ALIGN” for their respective employment management software.
The first lawsuit was against O.C. Tanner Company and in just over a month after filing, the case was settled on favorable terms to our client with O.C. Tanner, assigning their pending trademark application “ALIGN” and all the rights and goodwill associated with the application over to our client. The second lawsuit was against Workfront, Inc., a company that has recently been acquired by Adobe for $1.5 billion. Following both cases, O.C. Tanner and Workfront stopped using the “Align” mark for their respective software services.
If you have questions relating to trademark infringement issues, the professionals at IPC can help! Give us a call at 504-322-7166.