Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C. - New York City Business Litigation Attorneys


In January 2017, Robinson Brog attorneys, A. Mitchell Greene, Lawrence Hirsh, and Nicholas Menasché, obtained a $700,000 default judgment on behalf of clients of the Firm, the owners and operators of Philippe Chow, a high-end Chinese restaurant in New York City, against a former licensee who operated the Philippe Chow restaurant in Los Angeles. The Philippe Plaintiffs sued the former licensees in December 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for ongoing violations of their trademarks, service marks, and trade dress after the former licensees closed an authorized West Hollywood restaurant and opened a new, unauthorized Beverly Hills location, without entering into a licensing agreement.

After defeating the defendants’ motion to dismiss, which was premised on, among other things, jurisdictional and venue arguments that U.S. District Judge Naomi R. Buchwald rejected, the parties entered into a settlement agreement. When the defendants breached that agreement by failing to pay the settlement amount, the Philippe Plaintiffs enforced the agreement’s terms and obtained the default judgment.