Thomas G. Bailey, Jr.

Partner

Mr. Bailey is the head of our Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the Litigation Practice Group.  Mr. Bailey was a partner at a major New York City law firm and had practiced at that firm and its predecessors for twenty-five years before joining Bleakley Platt in 2003.

Mr. Bailey's intellectual property practice focuses on trademark and copyright registration, licensing and enforcement. He also counsels clients on antitrust and unfair competition, distribution and marketing issues.  He has an extensive background in litigation and administrative proceedings in these fields, as well as experience in general contract and commercial litigation, fraudulent conveyance, Uniform Commercial Code law and class action defense work.

Representative Matters 

Lanham Act

  • Established that pay for priority search engine’s sale of trademarked names constitutes a use of trademarks in commerce. 800-JR Cigar, Inc.* v. GoTo.com, Inc., 437 F. Supp.2d 273 (D.NJ 2006)
  • Jury’s verdict of unfair competition profits and award of costs approved. Gidatex, S.r.L.* v. Campaniello Imports, Ltd., et al., 82 F. Supp.2d 136 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2000); 1999U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14410 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 1999) (upholding use of private investigators’ taped pretextual store visits).
  • Successfully defended client’s registration of service mark. The Sports Authority, Inc. v. Randy Buller*, 152 F.3d 947 (Fed. Cir. 1998), dismissing appeal of TTAB opposition proceeding (Oppn. No. 95,834, unpub’d)
  • Secured award of $1,649,000 of wrongful profits for unfair competition, permanent injunctive relief and prevented cancellation of marks based on alleged genericism. Reed Elsevier Inc.* v. Who’s Who Worldwide Registry, Inc., 122 F.3d 1057 (2d Cir. 1995), aff’g 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (E.D.N.Y. March 8, 1994)
  • Defended trademark infringement claims; established standard for Lanham Act summary judgment in 2d Cir. Lois Sportswear, U.S.A., Inc.* v. Levi Strauss & Co., 799 F.2d 867 (2d Cir. 1986), aff’g, 631 F. Supp. 735 (S.D.N.Y. 1985)

Antitrust, Distribution and Marketing 

  • Motion to dismiss on grounds of untimeliness under F.R.C.P. 60(b) motion, lack of personal jurisdiction, enforcement of foreign arbitration provision and issue preclusion approved by Second Circuit. Campaniello Imports, Ltd. v. Saporiti Italia S.p.A.*, No. 95 Civ. 7685, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11064 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 2, 1996), affd, 117 F.3d 655 (2d Cir. 1997)
  • Successfully defended price fixing and price discrimination in cookware industry. Metro Industries, Inc. v. Sammi Corp.*, 82 F.3d 839 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 117 S.Ct. 181 (1996) Vollrath Co. v. Sammi Corp.*, 9 F.3d 1455 (9th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 114 S.Ct. 2163, (1994); affg, 1990-1 Trade Cases (CCH) ¶ 68, 955 (C.D. Cal. 1989) (j.n.o.v. reversing $30,000,000 adverse jury verdict for monopolization, predatory pricing litigation).

Other

  • Successful dismissal of tort and breach of supply agreement claims on grounds of forum non convieniens. VictoriaTea.com v. Cott Beverages Canada, 292 F.Supp.2d 377 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)
  • Obtained revocation of antidumping order under sunset review policy. In re: Elemental Sulfur from Canada (mv No.: AA 1921-127 (Pub. No. 3152, Jan. 1999)
  • Successful defense of fraudulent conveyance claims in connection with leveraged buyout financing at district court level). United States v. Gleneagles Investment Co., Inc.*, 584 F. Supp. 671 (M.D. Pa. 1984); 571 F. Supp. 935 (M.D. Pa. 1983); 565F. Supp. 556 (M.D. Pa. 1983)

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1969

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Sixth, Ninth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust and Intellectual Property sections
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Intellectual Property section

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent (5.0 out of 5)