Commercial Litigation Trial Experience

Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark and Copyright Infringement)

Seyfarth has represented clients at trial in cases involving a variety of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. We have represented clients of all sizes and in a broad range of industries in all aspects of patent and trademark litigation, including hearings on motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, full jury and bench trials on issues of liability and damages, and appeals.

Trial-Ready for Franchise, Dealer and Distributor Disputes

Our National Trial Team includes accomplished trial lawyers who are skilled in representing franchise and distribution companies at both the trial and appellate levels. Our team has won key trial victories in cases involving claims of breach of franchise agreements, breach of the covenant of good faith, and violations of state franchise laws, the Automobile Dealer Day in Court Act and other statutes regarding pricing, territorial restrictions, product supply and unfair practices.

Complex Corporate Transaction Disputes

In today’s business environment, it is vital for companies to be counseled by trial lawyers who are experienced in corporate and business matters, especially when your business is on the line. We do not hesitate to take corporate transaction disputes through trial, before judge and jury, on matters relating to contract disputes, business torts and unfair trade, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder and director disputes, and more. Our experience affords our clients the advantages of unique insight, consistently honed skills in effective argument and examination, and the insight necessary to identify the most effective trial themes for their case and the evidence.

High-Profile Trade Secret/Unfair Competition Cases

Our experienced trial lawyers regularly and aggressively defend individuals and companies accused of violating covenants, or stealing, using or disclosing confidential information, as well as employee raiding cases. Our background in representing both companies and employees, as plaintiffs and defendants, gives us a balanced, practical approach to delivering effective solutions to our clients. As a result of the large number of cases our attorneys handle in this area, we have developed substantial efficiencies in investigating the facts, procuring witness affidavits or declarations, and preparing complaints, answers, and legal memoranda. Our national practice has enabled us to develop a database of state-specific research, briefs and experience that is unparalleled by other firms.