Agency Software Obtains Settlement From Word & Brown Insurance Administrators In Trademark Infringement Dispute Over AgencyPro

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Agency Software Announces That A Nationwide Settlement Has Been Reached In Its Trademark Infringement Dispute Against Word & Brown Insurance Administrators; Word & Brown Agrees To Compensate Agency Software, Discontinue Use Of AgencyPro And Cancel Its Trademark Registration.

This settlement addresses those concerns and further demonstrates the seriousness with which we regard our intellectual property. We are pleased that we can now focus on selling our flagship suite of insurance agency software in the marketplace with a name distinctly its own.

Agency Software, Inc., a popular U.S. insurance software company, today announced that it successfully settled its trademark infringement lawsuit against Word & Brown Insurance Administrators. Under the terms of the settlement, Word & Brown will cease using the "AgencyPro" trademark for any of its products or services, promptly cancel its trademark registration in the AgencyPro mark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and provide Agency Software with monetary compensation.

This settlement was the result of a trademark infringement lawsuit between Agency Software and Word & Brown in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Agency Software sought damages and injunctive relief contending, among other things, that Word & Brown's use of the "AgencyPro" trademark within the insurance industry infringed upon Agency Software's long-standing "AgencyPro" trademark. (Word & Brown Insurance Administrators, Inc v. Agency Software, Inc. U.S. District Court, Central District, Case No. 8:08-cv-00423).

"This case was centered on our necessary efforts to protect our AgencyPro trademark against consumer confusion within the insurance industry," said Mitch McInelly, corporate president for Agency Software. "This settlement addresses those concerns and further demonstrates the seriousness with which we regard our intellectual property. We are pleased that we can now focus on selling our flagship suite of insurance agency software in the marketplace with a name distinctly its own."

Representing Agency Software were intellectual property attorneys Andres Quintana and Ronald Han of the Quintana Law Group, APC.

About Agency Software, Inc.:
Agency Software, Inc. is a leading provider of Policy Management Systems, ACORD Forms, and Commercial Presentation Software for property and casualty insurance agents. Their Insurance Programs are currently being used by over 18,000 agents nationwide. For more information about Agency Software, please visit http://www.agencysoftware.com or telephone (800) 342-7327.

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