Canadian toymakers cleared
Redwoodventures Ltd. v Irwin RX Ltd., W.D. Ark. No. 5:15-cv-5174-TLB.
Plaintiffs Redwoodventures Ltd. filed this trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement case against our clients - the Canadian toy producers, Irwin RX, Ltd. In defending the case for Irwin, we discovered serious problems with plaintiff Redwoodventures Ltd.'s intellectual property claims. The plaintiff claimed trade dress in a product they had not used, it claimed trademark rights using dates well prior to when any actual sales occurred, and there were numerous other problems with the copyright applications. As a result of these revelations, our client Irwin RX filed and aggressively advanced many counterclaims and sought a determination the rights were invalid or unenforceable. Our clients denied all wrongdoing and were preparing for trial; however, prior to trial, Redwoodventures dismissed its entire case. The plaintiff received no payment from our clients and Redwoodventures released our clients from any infringement allegations or claims.
3D Magic Pens
Our client produced a children's learning tool product known as 3D Magic. Its competitor filed suit in federal court and threatened not only our clients but also used the case to disrupt our client's previously good connections to Walmart.