Category: false designation of origin

Hi-Tech Accuses Dynamic of Trademark Infringement and False Claims of Steroid Powered Products

On September 28, 2015, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Hi-Tech”), a Georgia corporation, brought a trademark infringement action against Dynamic Sports Nutrition, LLC d/b/a Anabolic Research (“Dynamic”), and Brian Clapp (“Clapp”) (collectively Dynamic and Clapp are referred to as “Defendants”).  The complaint asserts claims for trademark infringement, false designation of […]

Seasoning Maker Swamp Dust LLC Files Trademark Complaint Against Competitor Cajun Wholesale

On September 2, 2014, LaGrange, Georgia-based company Swamp Dust, LLC filed a complaint against Louisiana-based Cajun Wholesale Distributing, Inc. and its director Ritchie Allen Romero (collectively, the “Defendants”) alleging trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition arising under the Federal Trademark Act (“the Lanham Act”) and […]

T-12 Entertainment Speaks Up in Trademark Complaint Over Use of “I Plead the 5th” Mark

On March 24, 2014, T-12 Entertainment, LLC and Kareem Hawthorne, both of Georgia (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), filed a complaint against Young Kings Enterprises, Inc., Ego Entertainment, LLC., Troy Williams, Anthony Adighibe, Charles Bryant Bourgeois, Desmond Key, Dae’shawn Shelton, and Korey Felder, all of Georgia, and Fred Clark, of Texas, […]

Clothing Company Emory Group Files Complaint Alleging Copying By Upstart Competitor Kobty & Keane

On September 16, 2013, Emory Group, LLC of Spartanburg, South Carolina filed a complaint against Kobty & Keane Custom Apparel, Inc., Aziz Kobty, and Parker Keane, all of Arlington, Texas (collectively, “Kobty & Keane” or “Defendants”), alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition, false misrepresentation and designation of origin, and […]

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 […]