Sometimes if you blink you can miss a trademark infringement suit from beginning to end. Well, ok, that’s probably a slight exaggeration.
In case you missed the news reports from June, Accenture sued rival Deloitte for trademark infringement, asserting that Deloitte’s use of the slogan HIGH PERFORMANCE.AMPLIFIED. infringed on Accenture’s prior federally-registered rights in HIGH PERFORMANCE. DELIVERED. A copy of the complaint is here.
To the extent you saw the news and have been wondering about status, well it’s over, as of a few weeks ago. A copy of Accenture’s voluntary dismissal of the action is here.
Presumably Deloitte figured time is money and decided to “fastforward” getting back to business without the Amplified slogan, but the exact terms of the resolution have not been disclosed.
One term that is probably safe to assume was included is a confidentiality provision — no press releases about the resolution can be found on either of the consulting firm’s websites.