The doctrine of progressive encroachment can bar the laches defense in a trademark case.
Oriental Financial Group, Inc., et al. v. Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Oriental, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-275-12) (30 pages) (Dyk, J., of the Federal Circuit, sitting by designation) (1st Circuit) Appealed from the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (Docket Nos. 11-1473 and 11-1476) (Oct. 18, 2012).