Counterfeits and subpar knockoffs can tarnish the image and reputation of even the most established brands – and that’s especially true when the products in dispute are industrial chains used in conveyor belts and roller coasters.

In this cross-continental client success story, the British company John King Chains turned to Harris Beach when its former U.S. affiliate, based in Illinois, began to buy chains manufactured in Asia and sell them under the John King Chains trademark. Led by partners Neal Slifkin and Steve Nonkes, the Intellectual Property litigation team executed a successful plan to protect against trademark infringement and copyright infringement. Admitted to practice in the federal court in Illinois, the Harris Beach team acted quickly and decisively to shut down sales of the counterfeit chains when a hard-earned reputation hung in the balance.

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