Carlson Caspers attorneys, Derek Vandenburgh, Tara Norgard, and Jennell Bilek secured a client-favorable settlement in a trademark case brought on behalf of global manufacturer and medical device innovator Smiths Medical. Smiths Medical is a leading Minneapolis-based global manufacturer of specialty medical devices with operations in more than 30 countries. The company’s trademarks are valuable assets in a global healthcare marketplace and Smiths Medical reached out to Carlson Caspers to enforce their legal rights.
The court found in favor of Smiths Medical and the defendant agreed to a settlement that requires it to change the name of its business, cease using marks that are confusingly similar to those of Smiths Medical, and disclaim any association with Smiths Medical.
The company and court sent a clear message to other companies that Smiths Medical will fight to ensure its trademarks are secure and protected.