IP Atty Can't Escape Paint Co.'s Side-Switching Suit

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge has ruled that an intellectual property attorney based in Nashville and New Orleans will have to face a suit by a U.K. paint company that claims the attorney helped it to secure a trademark for its signature product and then later switched sides to challenge the trademark's validity.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss by Timothy R.W. Kappel, saying there were still questions of fact as to when Kappel stopped representing Annie Sloan Interiors in regard to its trademarked Chalk Paint product and whether he shared confidential information with...

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