This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Mistras Group Wins Houston Trademark Lawsuit Against Sentinel Energy

HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Houston federal judge has entered a final judgment in favor of Princeton, N.J.-based oilfield services provider Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) as part of a trademark lawsuit filed by a competing company that sought $8 million in damages but was awarded nothing and saw its claimed trademark dissolved.

Mistras was sued by Houston-based Sentinel Integrity Solutions Inc. in May 2010 over alleged trademark infringement related to a stylized logo. Mistras was represented by attorneys from the Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, who filed a counterclaim contesting the validity of Sentinel's claimed trademark.

The judgment signed by Judge Gray H. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in late July affirmed Mistras' counterclaim after jurors found that the Sentinel service mark was generic or descriptive. Judge Miller previously had granted a judgment as a matter of law in favor of Mistras based on Sentinel's original $8 million trademark claim.

The AZA team representing Mistras included name partners Todd Mensing and John Zavitsanos, and firm attorneys Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher and Jane Robinson.

"We are grateful the court ruled in favor of our client Mistras, and that the jury decided to dissolve the trademark as we requested," says Mr. Zavitsanos.

The case is Sentinel Integrity Solutions Inc. v. Mistras Group Inc., et al., No. 4:10-cv-01576.

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction and business dispute cases. AZA is one of only 32 firms in the U.S. to be recognized as "awesome opponents" in a nationwide poll of corporate general counsel who were asked to name the law firms they hope their companies never have to face in court. In fact, AZA has been hired on many occasions by the same companies the firm has prevailed against at trial. Read more at http://www.azalaw.com.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,643.01 -11.76 -0.07%
S&P 500 1,988.87 +1.21 0.06%
NASDAQ 4,828.3250 +15.6170 0.32%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs