Ottilia Hertel, Kg. Hertel Interholding, Gmbh, and Hertel Grill Systems, Inc., a privately held German company in the restaurant services, having been unable to resolve its claim against prior licensee, for the unlawful use of Hertel's trademark (large plastic chicken atop of a chicken rotisserie vehicle), came to Sughrue Mion for assistance. Sughrue has previously successfully obtained a registration for the mark. The suit, filed by Hertel against the prior licensee in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in February 7, 2006, resulted in a significant and positive settlement for Hertel. The settlement culminated in a July 24, 2006 order of the Court entering and approving the settlement agreement, ending the litigation.
Sughrue Litigation Team -- Kevin Smith, John Scherling and Shahrzad Poormosleh.