I hired an attorney to do a trademark search and register a trademark. The attorney's report stated their search "produced
We went ahead and filed it. Our application was refused due to 'likelihood of confusion' with a mark not mentioned in the trademark search. Our attorney suggested to respond on the basis that our company provides vastly different services. We declined because we really had no interest in the business or the mark and abandoned the mark.
A year later we are being sued by the owners of the mark the caused our refusal. They have no evidence of infringement other then what information was provided when we filed (there was nearly 0 business done with this mark).
Does this attorney have any liability for our current suit?