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Infringement claim not barred by laches (access required)

Where plaintiff sued defendants under Virginia law for trademark infringement, federal law informs the court’s evaluation of whether laches is a valid defense to plaintiff’s suit. Defendants have not proven their laches defense in their plea in bar. Plaintiff lacked knowledge of defendants’ infringing use of the registered trademark until about a year before the suit, ...