Reed Smith Wants Other Firms To Pony Up In Trademark Spat

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- Reed Smith LLP told a New York state court Thursday that three other law firms should also be on the hook for a potentially $100 million judgment over alleged legal malpractice around the licensing of the trademark "Belvedere" vodka.

Millennium Import LLC, an affiliate of the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, alleged in a 2007 complaint that Reed Smith fouled up its efforts to renew a license on the Belvedere trademark from a California winery for use on Millennium's vodka. That...
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