In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Howard J. Shire, a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the October 11, 2019 CoinDesk article, "Facebook's Calibra Sued by Mobile Banking App Over Similar Logos." His comments were republished in Crowdfund Insider, PYMNTS, Tech Times and The Verge, among other publications.
"It is suspicious that the defendant's logo came out of the same firm that created the plaintiff's logo," Howard Shire, a partner in the intellectual property department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, told CoinDesk.
But Shire, speaking only as an observer, said there could be an explanation for that, perhaps in the contracts or communications passed between firms. Those answers could likely come during pre-trial discovery – though a trial is unlikely, given that Shire says 98 percent of civil cases are settled beforehand.