CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IPLitigation–Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that partner Maureen
Beacom Gorman, partner Julianne Hartzell, and associate Tiffany
Gehrke, have been named to the third annual list of Litigation
Trailblazers and Pioneers published by the National Law Journal.
The Trailblazers and Pioneers list identifies litigation professionals
who go above and beyond the norm, and bring about meaningful change
through their work.
The Marshall Gerstein team has been recognized for its novel argument
and successful defense of a trademark infringement and counterfeiting
injunction in the context of bankruptcy. After the team had obtained a
multi-million dollar judgment and an injunction against defendants for
counterfeiting children’s religious products, two defendants sought
discharge of the injunction and financial judgment in bankruptcy court.
Finding no published decisions, the team successfully argued that the
injunction could not be discharged. Analogizing intellectual property
injunctions to environmental protection injunctions that prevent further
pollution, the team argued that IP injunctions should be excluded from
discharge in bankruptcy because they do not constitute debts. The
California bankruptcy court agreed, and entered summary judgment in
favor of the firm’s client, ruling that the injunction entered in the
district court would be unaffected by the opposing parties’ bankruptcy
filings and any resulting discharge.
“We are thrilled for the well-deserved recognition of this team,” said
Marshall Gerstein’s Managing Partner, Jeffrey Sharp. “Together, they
truly moved the needle with application of a creative approach to a
bankruptcy law issue,” he added.
This forging of new law is the most recent example of Marshall
Gerstein’s leading approach to intellectual property enforcement. For
more than 60 years, the Firm has achieved highly regarded results in
complex intellectual property litigation.
About Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is exclusively focused on intellectual
property law. Nearly half of the Firm’s professionals have been general
counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists,
engineers, or consultants. Chambers & Partners has ranked
Marshall Gerstein as “first-rate for litigation,” and Managing IP
ranked the Firm as a “2016 Top Patent and Trademark Firm.” Corporate
Counsel magazine lists the Firm as a “Go-To Law Firm of the Top 500
Companies” for intellectual property and litigation. Marshall Gerstein
also is ranked as a top intellectual property law firm by Fortune,
Intellectual Property Today, and Intellectual Asset
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