A Texas public adjuster committed willful infringement when he formed a corporation and a limited liability company with the names “Certain Underwriters at Lloyds London, Inc.” and “Certain Underwriters of Lloyds London,” a U.S. district court ruled on Feb. 7.
The Southern District of Texas granted Lloyd’s permanent injunction in its bid to stop adjuster Eric Ramirez from using its federally trademarked names. Ramirez agreed to the motion.
Ramirez was retained by various policyholders in pursuing claims under insurance policies issued at Lloyd’s. After an appraisal umpire ruled against Ramirez’s position in one recent case,