North Sails Group LLC v. Boards & More GmbH


Milbank LLP secured an important victory in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on behalf of Boards & More GmbH and Boards & More Inc. in a trademark dispute against North Sails Group in relation to a family of North trademarks for sails, kiteboarding sails, windsurfing sails and related goods, services, and accessories.

In May 2019, North filed a complaint against B&M for Federal Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition under federal and state law, and False Advertising under the Lanham Act.

Milbank moved to dismiss the action for lack of personal jurisdiction over B&M Austria and for failure to state a claim. On November 18, 2019, the court granted Milbank’s motion on both grounds.

The Milbank team representing B&M is led by IP and Litigation partner Christopher Gaspar (Picture) and includes IP and Litigation special counsel Nathaniel Browand, and IP and Litigation associates Javier Ramos and Sean Hyberg.

Involved fees earner: Nathaniel Browand – Milbank; Christopher Gaspar – Milbank; Sean Hyberg – Milbank; Javier Ramos – Milbank;

Law Firms: Milbank;

Clients: Boards & More GmbH;