Category: Before 2017

Ganz USA and Noelle LLC file copyright complaint against Transpac, Inc.

On January 10, 2014 Ganz USA LLC (“Ganz”) of Marietta, Georgia and Noelle LLC (“Noelle”) of Cannon Falls, Minnesota (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against Transpac Imports, Inc.(“Transpac”) of Vacaville, California, alleging copyright infringement and Federal trade dress infringement, unfair competition and false advertising under 15 U.S.C. § […]

Jury Left To Decide If Camouflage Patterns Have Specific Protectable Elements

Judge Land denied the summary judgment motion of Digital Concealment Systems, LLC (“Digital”), filed that its “A-TACS FG Camo” pattern does not infringe copyrights belonging to HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. (“HyperStealth”).[1] In reaching the ruling, the Court did not consider the opinions of HyperStealth’s expert.  Therefore, Digital’s motion to exclude […]

Family of Jack Gibson, founder of the National Association of Radio Announcers for Black Radio DJs, enforces famous mark “Jack the Rapper” against party profiting from unauthorized use of the mark

Judge Thrash issued a ruling granting in part and denying in part the motion for summary judgment of plaintiffs (Jill Gibson Bell, et. al., hereinafter “Gibson Family”) against Billy Darren Foster (“Foster”) for trade mark infringement, trademark dilution, violation of rights of publicity and related claims. Jack Gibson […]

Bruder Healthcare files Patent Infringement Complaint against Walgreens and BigWall

On December 13, 2013, Bruder Healthcare Company (“Bruder”) of Alpharetta, Georgia filed a complaint against Walgreen Company (“Walgreens”), an Illinois corporation with offices located in Deerfield, Illinois, and BigWall Enterprises Incorporated (“BigWall”), a Texas corporation with offices located in Dallas, Texas.  The complaint was filed in the United […]

Photographer Alleges Copyright Infringer Used Unauthorized Photo For Road Atlas And, When Caught, Offered $10 As Compensation

On February 11, 2011, Atlanta real estate and architectural photographer, Iran Watson (“Watson”), created a photograph of the Atlanta skyline that he entitled “Atlanta Westin Towers Twilight.”  As alleged and shown in his complaint, Watson took the precaution of adding a digital watermark to the photo containing his […]

It’s My Jungle in Here – Owner of Mark ZOO MANIA® Seeks to Exclude Interloper in Games Field

Mark Rice d/b/a Zoomania Games (“Rice”) asserts a complaint against Atico International USA Inc.; Atico International, Inc.; and Caremark PHC, L.L.C. aka CVS Caremark (“Atico”), asserting Lanham Act Trademark Infringement claims under 15 U.S.C. 1114(1) and 15 U.S.C. 1125(a), unfair competition under Georgia law, and seeking an accounting […]

Leveling the Culinary Field: Typographical Corrections in Markman Ruling Allow Food Service Equipment Leveling Device Patent to be Construed

Judge Batten examined the parties’ contentions in light of controlling federal law and construed patent claims as plaintiff Kason Industries, Inc. (“Kason”) contended, rejecting reliance by defendant Component Hardware Group, Inc. (“Component”) on indefiniteness and rejecting its efforts to restrict the term “projection” to mean only a “rib.” […]