Why 13 Trademark Infringement Lawsuits, With Hundreds of Defendants, Were Dismissed in Chicago

The National Law Journal. By Alex Anteau

Schedule A trademark infringement cases have long been on the rise in the Northern District of Illinois.
However, a recent wave of dismissals have raised eyebrows among some of the attorneys defending these claims.
Some speculate that pushback from judges has made it more difficult to plaintiffs to get favorable orders, or that fewer viable defendants have made the system less profitable.

Zhen Pan of Miami law firm Diaz Reus successfully argued before Kness to dismiss a different schedule A case when Emoji Company and his client couldn’t come to an amicable resolution. He posited that the court’s opinion may have provided similarly situated defendants some leverage in getting their cases dismissed.