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Judge Overturns $35M Jury Award In Georgia Trademark Case

Law360 (January 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in Georgia has overturned a $35 million jury award in a trademark dispute over the use of the name O'Neil for medical devices.

In a blow to plaintiffs Go Medical Industries Pty, Ltd. and Alexander G.B. O'Neil, Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered an order rejecting a jury award of $34.8 million for “reasonable royalties” and profits against Teleflex, Inc subsidiaries Rusch, Inc.

The court granted Rusch's motion for judgment notwithstanding the...
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