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Oct. 27, 2021, 8:44 PM Inc. convinced a federal judge in Illinois to trim a lawsuit brought against it alleging trademark infringement in connection with employee management software, and to dismiss an affiliate from the case entirely.

Workforce Software LLC sued to “fully and finally resolve” its dispute with and affiliates Workforce IP Ltd. and HCMA Inc. The defendants’ predecessor-in-interest, Mediatec Publishing Ltd., used “Workforce” for a magazine but had no permission to use the Workforce mark in connection with human relations management software, according to the complaint. The suit asserted claims under the Lanham Act and the Anti-Cybersquatting Piracy Act.

Defendants moved ...