Irwin IP Secures 11th Circuit Win for LKQ Corporation

Irwin IP recently obtained a victory for its client LKQ in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals against FCA US LLC a/k/a Chrysler.  The government has seized certain LKQ aftermarket repair parts on the basis that they are alleged to infringe Chrysler trademarks.  After Irwin IP obtained a Court Order requiring the Government to “immediately” defend its seizures or release LKQ’s goods, Chrysler attempted to intervene in those actions.  LKQ opposed Chrysler’s effort to intervene, and the district court denied Chrysler’s request.  FCA then appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The 11th also agreed with LKQ and the district court, and denied FCA’s appeal in its entirety.