In today's global economy, manufacturers need to be alert to business opportunities and aggressive toward their rivals. Missteps can be devastating. Overlook a trademark infringement and valuable market share could be lost. Fail in a suit against a rival and your doors could close. But negotiate a wise alliance and the future could be bright. At Sullivan, our Manufacturing Group works with major food and apparel manufacturers on a variety of matters, including intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, bankruptcy proceedings and environmental issues.

Representative Client Work

  • Conducted domestic trademark enforcement program throughout New York and the Eastern United States on behalf of manufacturer of premium blue jeans
  • Enforced trademark rights of famous apparel house against contract manufacturer that was manufacturing and distributing counterfeit merchandise
  • Negotiated manufacturing and supply agreement for cosmetics on behalf of client telemarketing company
  • Represented a major adhesive manufacturer in litigation with a major competitor involving claims of tortious interference with distribution contract
  • Represented manufacturing company in a merger transaction in which it was acquired by a publicly traded corporation
  • Successfully prosecuted an adversary proceeding in bankruptcy of drive system manufacturer and installer resulting in favorable settlement on behalf of client
  • Represented seller of soft drink bottling business in negotiating environmental provisions of sales agreement and obtaining environmental insurance
  • Represented well-known cookie manufacturer with respect to licensing trade dress rights to co-packers
  • Represented a privately held dairy company in its acquisition of 12 dairy holding and operating companies located in multiple states for cash and securities
  • Assisted dairy processing company in structuring and closing its joint venture with a farmers' cooperative

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