15 F. Supp. 2d 389 (S.D.N.Y. 1998), aff’d, 192 F.3d 337 (2d Cir. 1999)
We successfully represented the plaintiff in a case of first impression in the Second Circuit on the issue of when a trademark, “Lane,” is primarily merely a surname. In affirming the District Court’s grant of summary judgment enjoining the defendant from using the Lane Capital Management name, the Second Circuit set the standard for determination of the surname issue.