Category: Copyright Infringement

Individual Inventor Alleges Eli Lilly and BDA Overdosed on Patented Dosage Adherence Tool

In the latest chapter of a year-long battle between an individual inventor and two companies, Lisa Duer (“Duer”), a resident of Woodstock, Georgia, filed her Third Amended Complaint alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and trade dress infringement action on July 24, 2015 against Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, […]

Sugartown Takes on Old Navy in Copyright Infringement Action over Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Designs

Sugartown Worldwide, LLC (“Sugartown”), a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Pennsylvania, filed suit for copyright infringement, money damages, injunctive relief, seeking destruction of infringing materials, costs, and attorneys’ fees against Old Navy (Apparel), LLC, Old Navy, LLC (collectively “Old Navy“), and The […]

NewPoint Media Seeks Declaration of Non-Infringement of Easy IP Patent and Copyrights Covering Custom Advertisement Creation

NewPoint Media Group, LLC (“NewPoint Media”), filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia seeking a declaratory judgment against Easy Intellectual Property Licenses, LLC (“Easy IP”) declaring that NewPoint Media does not infringe software electronic advertising copyrights of Easy IP or U.S. Patent No. 8,234,174, which published […]

Insufficient Evidence of Substantial Revenue Derived in Georgia to Support Camouflage Copyright Infringement Claim

As previously reported here, Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Ltd. (“Jordan”), asserted copyright infringement and unfair competition against Hubei Wild Trees Textiles Co., LTD. (“Wild Trees”) relating to camouflage patterns, seeking further to cancel a federal copyright registration.  Wild Trees sought to dismiss the action for lack of personal jurisdiction. […]

Complaint Asserts Copyright Infringement over Hardwood Floor Pattern on Vinyl Wallcovering

U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corporation (“USV”) initiated an action for copyright infringement on March 12, 2014, against Colour & Design, Inc. (“Colour”), National Wallcovering, Inc. (“Wallcovering”), Larry and Michael Bixler (“Bixlers”). USV is a Texas corporation headquartered in LaFayette, Georgia.  The defendants are residents of Arkansas.  Both USV and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recent Copyright Cases Filed in Georgia

The following is a summary of recent copyright suits filed in Georgia: BWP Media Alleges Copyright Violations in Complaint Against Sandra Rose On December 13, 2013, BWP Media USA Inc. of Los Angeles, California (doing business as Pacific Coast News, hereinafter “BWP,” or “plaintiff(s)”), filed a complaint against […]