Same-Name Law Firms' Trademark Row To Proceed In Calif.

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday ruled that California law firm Executive Law Group Inc.'s trademark suit against Florida-based Executive Law Group PL will proceed in California, saying that ELG PL should have foreseen that the alleged infringement would cause harm in the state.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow denied ELG PL's motion to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction, ruling that the California federal court can exercise jurisdiction over the Florida-based firm even though it never practiced in the state because it...
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