Va. IP Case May Lower Bar For Piercing Corporate Veil

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 1:01 PM EST) -- In York Amateur Softball Ass’n. v. Virginia Legends Elite Softball Org. LLC, Case No. 2:12CV475, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156293 (Oct. 31, 2012), Judge Rebecca Smith of the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that an allegation of trademark infringement was all that was necessary to allow claims against a business owner based on a corporate veil piercing theory to go forward.

In York Amateur Softball, the plaintiff, York, alleged that the defendants copied its service marks and the color scheme of its uniforms and equipment. York...
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