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Howrey Cut From Levi Trademark Suit Against A&F

Law360 (October 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Howrey LLP has been pushed out as counsel for Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. in its trademark infringement dispute with Levi Strauss & Co. after a judge ruled that a firm partner who once worked as Levi in-house counsel presented a conflict of interest.

Having worked as a chief intellectual property counsel at Levi, Katherine Basile was privy to private and privileged information about the company and the trademark in dispute. She cannot rightly sit on the opposite side of the courtroom in the case, Judge...
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