Armando Llorens

Armando Llorens writes on TalkLeft as Big Tent Democrat. He joined TalkLeft in July 2006. From late 2004 to mid-2006 he was a front-page poster at Daily Kos writing under the name "Armando."

He is a litigation attorney in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a practice focused on intellectual property, media and Internet matters and antitrust and trade regulation (including for Wal-Mart, Shell and Unilever as well as smaller local companies.)

Armando won a precedent-setting case in the First Circuit Court of Appeals for The Clorox Company in which the Appeals Court reversed the dismissal of a Lanham Act false advertising action brought by Clorox against Procter & Gamble. This decision, The Clorox Company Puerto Rico v. The Procter & Gamble Commercial Company, 228 F.3d 24 (1st Cir. Oct. 3, 2000), was the first false advertising case decided in the First Circuit.

He also won a landmark case in 1998, garnering a permanent injunction against a company illegally using the name of former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in the first "right of publicity" action brought in Puerto Rico.