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Morgan T. Nickerson

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Morgan Nickerson is a partner in the Boston office and a member of the firm’s antitrust and intellectual property teams. His practice focuses on the protection of global distribution programs through suppression of gray market and counterfeit activities. His litigation experience includes high stake competition cases concentrating on intellectual property, comparative advertising, monopolization, and importation/exportation disputes.

In addition to litigation experience, Mr. Nickerson advises luxury goods manufacturers on resale price maintenance strategies designed to limit online price erosion, global pricing arbitrage opportunities, and brand dilution. This includes antitrust counseling and implementation of Unilateral Pricing Policies, Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies, and selective distribution strategies in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Nickerson was a partner at a national law firm.


  • Named a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers (2011-2017)
  • Named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation by New England Super Lawyers (2018)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Antitrust section
  • Boston Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Antitrust section
The following is a selected sampling of recent cases and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future litigation matter:

  • Bose Corp. v. Ejaz, 732 F. 3d 17 (1st Cir. 2013) - Unanimous decision from First Circuit Court of Appeals affirming permanent injunction barring a gray market reseller from exporting products bearing US trademarks into Australia.
  • B&W Group Ltd Corp v. TVC Tech Group Ltd, Massachusetts Superior Court (2014) - Obtained ex parte order freezing PayPal account of Chinese counterfeit reseller leading to a favorable settlement.
  • Savant Systems v Crestron Electronics (2014), Massachusetts, Federal District Court. Confidential Settlement, represented plaintiff in Sherman Act monopolization claim.
  • Bose Corporation v. Zavala, Massachusetts Federal District Court (2012) - $14 million judgment, permanent injunction, and seizure order against reseller who was impermissibly importing product from Mexico into the U.S.
  • Roger Cleveland Golf Co. v. Prince, - South Carolina Federal District Court (2012) - $770,000 jury verdict against SEO company for contributory trademark infringement through its acts of optimizing a website that sold counterfeit golf clubs.