Georgia-Pacific Cleans Up In Paper Towel IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal jury on Friday awarded Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP $791,431, finding that rival Von Drehle Corp. had infringed a trademark over paper towels for electronic dispensers.

The panel's decision resolves more than five years of litigation between the two over Georgia-Pacific's enMotion electronic paper towel dispenser. Georgia-Pacific claimed Von Drehle had contributed to trademark infringement by selling cheaper and inferior paper towels that could be used in its dispenser.

The jury deliberated less than a day before handing down its verdict, according to...
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