March 23, 2019

Donalt J. Eglinton

Don's practice focuses primarily in the area of commercial litigation.  This includes, among other matters, disputes involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; trade secrets; covenants not to compete; franchise and license agreements; construction; organizational and business matters; and the purchase, sale, and warranty of goods.  He has represented parties in some of the most complex and contested trademark and copyright actions filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Don also has represented parties in patent infringement actions filed in North Carolina, Texas, and California, and he has represented parties in cancellation proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  He is a speaker for the North Carolina Bar Foundation and has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Wake Forest School of Law, 1982. Research Editor, Wake Forest Law Review.

  • M.A., Central Michigan University, 1980

  • B.E.D., magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, 1974

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Representation of a financial institution in a dispute involving architectural copyright infringement

  • Representation of a winery in a dispute involving claims of copyright infringement, conversion, and unfair trade practices

  • Representation of alcoholic beverage distributor regarding trademark infringement, unfair competition, and unfair and deceptive trade practices

  • Representation of financial institution in a dispute involving patent infringement of a business methods patent

  • Representation of a corporation in a dispute involving trademark infringement and unfair and deceptive trade practices

  • Representation of individuals in a Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Representation of a financial institution in an income tax challenge involving Market Discount Income

  • Representation of a transportation company regarding corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duty

  • Representation of a physician and inventor regarding breach of contract to pay royalties on medical device

  • Representation of a sign company in a dispute involving copyright infringement and unfair and deceptive trade practices

  • Representation of a community college in a construction dispute involving asbestos abatement

  • Representation of a technology company regarding trademark infringement, unfair competition, and unfair and deceptive trade practices

  • Representation of a medical device company in a dispute involving patent infringement on a medical device (Multi-District Litigation)

  • Representation of a hotel chain regarding trademark infringement, unfair competition, and unfair and deceptive trade practices

  • Representation of an engineering company in a dispute involving patent royalties for mechanical devices

  • Representation of a financial institution in a commercial dispute involving breach of contract and an indemnification provision

Articles in the National Law Review database by Donalt J. Eglinton

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