Category: irreparable harm

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. § […]

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 […]

New Jersey Patent Case Involving Electronic Calling Cards Transferred to Northern District of Georgia

Earlier this year, Krush Communications, LLC (Krush) of Brandon, Florida filed a complaint against Lunex Telecom, Inc. (Lunex) of Duluth, Georgia in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and tortious interference with business expectations.  The case was […]

Counterfeit Merchandise Sales Result in Summary Judgment of Infringement, but Not of “Trademark Counterfeiting”; Middle District of GA Clarifies Statutory Damages Standards

Introduction As puzzling as it may first seem, a seller of merchandise bearing counterfeit trademarks might not be found liable for “trademark counterfeiting.”  Selling such merchandise does not establish counterfeiting liability without a showing of intent.  Nevertheless, a defendant’s use of a counterfeit mark, regardless of intent, allows […]