Attorney Loses Trademark Dispute With Former Firm

Law360, New York (June 14, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has barred a Connecticut attorney from establishing a firm with a name that is likely to be confused with that of his old firm.

Judge Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court in Connecticut has determined that New London attorney S. Joel Suisman was not acting in good faith when he named his law Suisman & Shapiro, closely resembling the name of his old firm, Suisman, Shapiro, Wool, Brennan, Gray & Greenberg.

She enjoined the defendants Joel Suisman and Andrew Shapiro from...
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