Federal Judge Agrees: Unclean Hands, Estoppel Trademark Defenses Are Without Merit
(July 19, 2016, 10:32 AM EDT) -- SHERMAN, Texas — An infringement plaintiff’s affirmative defenses of unclean hands and estoppel in response to a defendant’s counterclaim for cancellation of various trademarks were properly rejected by a Texas federal magistrate judge, a Texas federal judge concluded July 16 (Neal Technologies Inc. v. Unite Motorsports Inc., No. 15-385, E.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92655).
(Decision available. Document #16-160801-004Z.)
According to U.S. Judge Ron Clark of the Eastern District of Texas, “it is well-settled that a defense of unclean hands is not to be considered...