Christopher J. Lyon | Partner


Intellectual Property Litigation

The following are representative intellectual property matters in which Mr. Lyon successfully represented his clients:

  • Obtained a defense verdict and attorney fee award on behalf of a micro-brewery accused of trademark infringement after a multiple-day trial in federal court.
  • Secured on behalf of a bank permanent injunctive relief and a six-figure monetary award in federal court pursuant to the Lanham Act against defendants who engaged in deceptive advertising.
  • Successfully pursued on behalf of a magazine publisher multiple lawsuits in federal court against defendants who infringed the publisher’s copyrights.
  • Obtained permanent injunctive relief and a six-figure monetary award on behalf of a sports photographer against a professional arena football team that infringed the photographer’s copyrights.

Complex Commercial Matters

The following are representative complex commercial matters in which Mr. Lyon successfully represented his clients:

  • Counseled an excavation and grading company in connection with its negotiating and securing a multi-million-dollar highway construction contract.
  • Successfully pursued a lawsuit on behalf of The Senator Theatre against an engineering firm arising from the defective design of an HVAC system.
  • Obtained a constructive trust in favor of a Baltimore mosque after a multiple week trial thereby allowing its congregation to remain in possession of certain real property.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a lumber company and its majority shareholder who were accused of breaching a stockholder agreement by improperly valuing the repurchase price of certain stock.
  • Successfully negotiated on behalf of a restauranteur resolution of a class action lawsuit asserting violations of the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

Employment Litigation

The following are representative employment litigation matters in which Mr. Lyon successfully represented his clients:

  • Obtained a six-figure judgment against a software company on behalf of several programmers due to the company’s breach of employment agreements.
  • Successfully negotiated on behalf of an HVACR company the resolution of a lawsuit asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid overtime.
  • Successfully negotiated on behalf of a pest control company the resolution of an employee’s lawsuit asserting violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and retaliatory discharge.
  • Successfully negotiated on behalf of a pallet recycling company the resolution of an employee’s lawsuit asserting violations of Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law and Wage and Hour Law.