Astrachan Gunst Thomas' litigation group brings over 65 years of experience to a practice that concentrates on intellectual property and commercial litigation, at federal and state levels. Our intellectual property lawyers, trademark lawyers, copyright attorneys, and trademark secret lawyers are known for their highly personalized approach to litigation, working within a client's objectives and budget. In addition to prosecution and defense of litigation, we act as general counsel to large-scale, litigation-prone companies.

Subject Areas:

  • Appeals
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Computer Software
  • Consumer Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Distribution
  • Employment Disputes
  • False Advertising
  • Franchise
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Products Liability
  • Publication Contracts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

Recent Cases

  • Procured the dismissal of IP, Tort, and Contract claims asserted against a national franchiser and its regional franchisee for damages alleged to be in excess of $25 Million.
     
  • Successful defense of real estate developers charged with copyright infringement of architectural plans.
     
  • Defended an insurance company against claims of false advertising, unfair competition and trademark and copyright infringement.
     
  • Obtained the dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty claims charging former corporate officers with diverting in excess of $10 Million in corporate assets.
     
  • Securing the dismissal of multi-million dollar RICO and fraud claim asserted against a hospital by its radiology group.
     
  • Served as special antitrust counsel in a large scale merger and acquisition.
     
  • Obtained a $4 Million recovery against a national corporation that interfered with a local company's efforts to obtain a significant contract.
     
  • Successfully challenged the constitutionality of Maryland's lottery laws prohibiting the advertisement of out-of-state lotteries on Maryland television and radio stations.
     
  • Obtained a settlement on behalf of gasoline dealers against a major oil company valued in excess of $10 Million.
     
  • Obtained judgment in an arbitration proceeding for over $3 Million.
     
  • Obtained dismissal of price discrimination claims filed against a large gasoline distributor.
     
  • Successful defense of an international yacht builder accused of stealing trade secrets.
     
  •  Recovered fees of over $1 Million for an advertising agency against its former client. 
  • Recovered damages of over $1 Million for a technology client alleging theft of trade secrets and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
     
  • Obtained injunctive relief for an international advertising agency against a group of former employees who violated their fiduciary duty.