An attorney who authoredan opinion letter stating his client was not infringing on a competitor’strademark and copyright can continue to help the client prepare for trial,a Southern District Judge has ruled.

Judge Denise Cote, in RagdollProductions (UK) Ltd. v. Soma International Limited, 99 Civ. 2101,found that attorney Lynn J. Alstadt will not be disqualified from preparingthe defense for the makers of “Bubbly Chubbies” dolls against infringementclaims brought by the owners and marketers of the popular “Teletubbies”characters.

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