Trademark Infringement Case Settlement

Favorable Unfair Competition/Trademark Infringement Settlement Obtained
for Global DNA Nutritional Client Against Competitor

 

Coming off the heels of her fraud jury verdict for our franchisee client, SWB attorney Regina Schneider favorably settled an unfair competition/trademark infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Ms. Schneider successfully represented a worldwide leading distributor of DNA-based custom nutrition against a competitor for unfair competition and trademark infringement by using marks confusingly similar to our client’s registered marks.

After limited discovery and brief motion practice, our client’s competitor agreed to a settlement protecting our client’s intellectual property and other proprietary information by prohibiting its use of confusingly similar marks and soliciting our client’s promotors.

Congratulations, Regina, on a terrific business result for our client!

Contact us today if your company needs to protect its intellectual property and confidential information. We welcome the opportunity to explore business solutions for you.


Carlisle A. Braun is a value-added business attorney who regularly serves as outside general counsel for midsize and small businesses, particularly in the real estate, franchising and hospitality industries. Mr. Braun is often the first call when companies encounter business issues with legal implications. Acting as a strategic advisor, Mr. Braun provides timely and on-demand legal counsel in order to execute and implement progressive solutions for his clients’ businesses.

SWB Secures Jury Verdict in Franchise Dispute

SWB Attorneys Secure Jury Verdict for Fraud and Fraudulent Transfer in Franchise Dispute

Our client, a weight-loss franchisee, achieved a complete victory in the 429th District Court of Collin County after a nearly five-year battle. The franchisor claimed it had granted our client the use of an exclusive patented three-step weight loss process for sale to customers. However, the franchisor did not own any patents and the weight loss system did not work. After our client and other franchisees discovered no patents existed for the treatment, its owner then began fraudulently transferring personal and company assets to an affiliated weight loss company.

Once the owner put the franchisor into bankruptcy, SWB attorneys Josh Weems and Regina Schneider tried the remainder of the case against the owner and affiliated company to a jury. After only a few hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client finding the owner had defrauded our client into becoming a franchisee, accepting payment of the franchise fee, and then fraudulently transferring assets to the affiliated company. Congratulations, Josh and Regina, on a fantastic result for our client!

Contact us today if you are facing a franchise dispute.


Carlisle A. Braun is a value-added business attorney who regularly serves as outside general counsel for midsize and small businesses, particularly in the real estate, franchising and hospitality industries. Mr. Braun is often the first call when companies encounter business issues with legal implications. Acting as a strategic advisor, Mr. Braun provides timely and on-demand legal counsel in order to execute and implement progressive solutions for his clients’ businesses.

Jacob Thomas to lead Collin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation/Appellate Section for 2018-2019

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is very proud to announce that Jacob D. Thomas will be leading the Collin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation/Appellate Section this year. Jacob, a Partner in the firm, will humbly endeavor to ensure the continued success of the Collin County Bar in serving its members and the Collin County community over the next year.

civil litigation, construction litigation, attorney, Collin County, McKinney
Jacob Thomas, Partner at Saunders, Walsh & Beard

Click here to read more about Jacob Thomas https://saunderswalsh.com/jacob/

 

Texas Super Lawyers 2017

J. Brantley Saunders, real estate litigation attorney in McKinney, TXMark A. Walsh, business litigation attorney in McKinney, TX

Congratulations to J. Brantley Saunders and Mark A. Walsh, founding partners of Saunders, Walsh & Beard, for being selected for inclusion in the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers.

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas through its patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation.

Brantley Saunders has been helping individuals and businesses solve legal issues for over 20 years. His experience in over 25 jury trials helps him to focus his clients on the important issues to attack. This deep experience allows him to “see the whole field,” address key issues early, and avoid litigation when possible. Quickly diagnosing the issues, then creating a plan for success in litigation or transactional work is his bread and butter. Real estate transactions, business entity formation, insurance, personal injury, and mediation are his primary areas of focus.

Mark A. Walsh is a business litigation attorney, he has litigated hundreds of construction and business disputes throughout the State of Texas since 1997. He has extensive experience and has counseled clients in all manner of construction and business disputes, commercial contract drafting and litigation, public procurement law, partner/shareholder dispute litigation, and governmental entity representation.

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is a multi-practice business law firm located in McKinney, Texas.  Our AV Preeminent-Rated attorneys handle a broad range of civil litigation, business/commercial planning, real estate, construction, insurance, and personal injury cases.

For more information, please contact www.saunderswalsh.com.

2016 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star – Jacob D. Thomas

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Saunders, Walsh & Beard would like to congratulate Jacob D. Thomas, a partner at Saunders, Walsh & Beard, for being selected for inclusion in the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars.  This is the second year in a row that Jacob has received this honor.

The Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less. Rising Stars are selected based on nominations by members of the elite Texas Super Lawyers list. No more than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen for this honor.

The full Rising Stars list appears on Superlawyers.com and in the March 2016 issue of Texas Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Stars.

Jacob D. Thomas has been helping individuals and businesses with their legal needs since 2003. He has a confidence that is earned only through arduous study, preparedness, and experience. With his experience, knowledge and skill, Jacob competently guides his clients through the complex legal system. Whether the situation calls for a hard-nosed fighter or a subtle negotiator, Jacob tailors his approach to each case based upon the particular needs of the client.

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is a multi-practice firm located in McKinney, Texas.  Our AV Preeminent-Rated attorneys handle a broad range of civil litigation, business/commercial planning, real estate, insurance, personal injury and construction law cases.

For more information, please visit www.saunderswalsh.com.