A Minnesota federal judge recently ruled that the American Association for Justice's trademark infringement lawsuit against an organization and individual using the name American Trial Lawyers Association and the acronym ATLA will go to trial. On March 18, Judge Joan Ericksen denied two summary judgment motions from defendants American Trial Lawyers Association Inc. and J. Keith Givens. Ericksen also granted a motion by the AAJ in ruling that it had not abandoned its trademark for its former name.
Trademark Infringement Suit by AAJ Against Another Trial Lawyer Group to Go to Trial
The National Law Journal
March 23, 2010