Category: § 43(a)

Penhall Company Files Complaint Against Competitor Southeast Grinding and Grooving Over “SGG” Mark

On September 12, 2013 Penhall Company (“Penhall”) of Anaheim California filed a complaint against Southeast Grinding and Grooving, LLC (“Southeast”) of Marietta, Georgia and Stefan Frame, also of Marietta, Georgia alleging trademark infringement under Section 32(1) of the Trademark Act of 1946 [15 U.S.C. § 1114(1)], unfair competition […]

Zac Brown Band’s Guitar Strap Flap

The title of Zac Brown Band’s album You Get What You Give, released in September 2010, may prove ironically prophetic if a new copyright lawsuit results in an award of sought remedies. The complaint, filed on November 30, 2012 by creative leatherworker Kyle Landas, alleges that Landas personally presented […]

11th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling in Favor of Defendants in Stormwater Filtration “Baffle Boxes” Trademark Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued its ruling in a trademark dispute between two competing manufacturers of baffle boxes — stormwater filtration devices that “remove debris, trash, oil and other pollutants from stormwater before the stormwater reaches lakes, rivers, and streams.”[1]  The Court […]