Category: dilution

EPIC Battle Launched Between Flooring Companies Over Trademark Infringement

On August 21, 2014, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (“Shaw”), a Georgia corporation, and Columbia Insurance Company (“Columbia”), a Nebraska corporation, brought a trademark infringement action against Carlisle Wide Plank Floors Inc. (“Carlisle”), a Delaware corporation, in the Northern District of Georgia.  The complaint asserts claims for trademark infringement, […]

Select Management Seeks Redress From Title Credit Over Use Of “Loan Max” Mark

On April 1, 2014, Select Management Resources, LLC of Alpharetta, Georgia (“Select”) filed a complaint against Title Credit Acceptance, LLC of Duluth, Georgia (“Title”) alleging state and federal trademark and trade dress infringement and dilution, wrongful business practices, unfair competition, and false advertising. According to the complaint, Select […]

Owner of GLASS DOCTOR® Mark Aims to Break iGlass Doctor with Trademark Infringement Complaint

On March 20, 2014 Synergistic International, LLC. (“Synergistic”), of Waco, Texas filed a complaint against Kyle D. Berry of Atlanta, Georgia, individually and doing business as “iGlass Doctor,” alleging Trademark infringement. Synergistic International, LLC is a franchisor of a nationwide system of more than 180 licensed franchises known as the “Glass […]

Essentially in Breach? E. T. Horn Co. Sued for Breach of Settlement Agreement and on TM-Related Counts

On March 20, 2013, Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Essential Ingredients, Inc. (“EI”) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against California-based E. T. Horn Company (“Horn”).  EI alleges that Horn, after having entered into a 2008 settlement agreement promising to stop using the term ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS GROUP or […]

LEGO Builds TM and Breach-of-Contract Case on Allegations that Ex-Licensee Sold LEGO-Themed USB Drives after Sell-Off Period Ended

Danish companies LEGO Juris A/S and LEGO Systems A/S (collectively “LEGO”) have sued a Georgia-based company that they allege is an ex-licensee that continued to sell LEGO-themed products after the expiration of a sell-off period specified in a licensing agreement. On March 20, 2013, LEGO filed a complaint in […]

Shaw Industries Files Declaratory Judgment Action Against Hershey Over KISSES® Marks

In a case that has already drawn considerable publicity, carpet giant Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (“Shaw”), of Dalton, Georgia, filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against The Hershey Company, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Hershey Chocolate and Confectionary Corporation, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado (collectively, “Hershey”), asking the […]