Paul Hastings Establishes Collateral Estoppel Standard in Trademark Infringement Victory for L’Oreal
Decision Also Establishes Standard of Review in U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
New York, NY – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, obtained an affirmance of dismissal it had won on behalf of L’Oreal USA Inc. and Redkin 5th Avenue, NYC on claims of trademark infringement filed by Jean Alexander Cosmetics.
On appeal, Paul Hastings’ attorneys argued that the doctrine of collateral estoppel (issue preclusion) prevented Jean Alexander from re-litigating the likelihood of confusion between the trademarks in question. Paul Hastings’ argument was adopted by the court and established under what circumstances collateral estoppel applies in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals when there are alternative grounds for a decision, and what the standard of review is.
The Paul Hastings team, led by New York partner Robert Sherman, who argued the appeal, also included associates Eric Bensen, Nikki Hart and Brad Young.
About L’Oreal: L’Oreal is an international cosmetics company that has operations in over 130 countries worldwide. Core brands include L’Oreal Paris, Lancome, Garnier and Maybelline New York.
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