Dispute Over Trademark Investigation Can Proceed, Federal Magistrate Rules

(May 23, 2016, 12:07 PM EDT) -- BATON ROUGE, La. — A plaintiff’s motion to compel certain documents and records compiled during a trademark investigation was granted, in part, by a Louisiana federal magistrate judge on May 19 (Michael Swoboda v. Continental Incorporated Inc., No. 14-19, M.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65790).

(Decision available. Document #16-160606-012Z.)

According to U.S. Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes of the Middle District of Louisiana, not all internal emails by the investigatory firm Continental Incorporated Inc. — which was hired by Heckler & Koch (H&K) Inc. to investigate...
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