Category: Judge O’Kelley

NaturaLawn Attempts to Clip the Competition, brings Trademark Suit against Naturescape

 On February 23, 2016, Signum, LLC and NaturaLawn of America, Inc. (collectively, “NaturaLawn”), Maryland-based companies, filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia alleging trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition against Naturescape, Inc. (“Naturescape”), a Wisconsin corporation, due to its use of the mark […]

Complaint Seeks To Fence Competitor Out Of Field

Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. (“Barrette”), an Ohio corporation with a place of business in Jefferson, Georgia, brought a patent infringement action against Porcelen, Limited, Connecticut, LLC, for patent infringement of the following patents:             U.S. Patent No. 8,413, 332 (the ‘332 patent) U.S. Patent No. 8,413,965 (the ‘965 […]

Refrigiwear Seeks to Protect Trademarks and Copyrights in the United States from Encroachment by Parties Holding Limited International Rights Pursuant to Contract

The Refrigiwear, Inc. (“Refrigiwear”) complaint asserts trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and unfair competition under state and federal law and copyright infringement against Sixty International S.A., Sixty Group SPA, and Sixty SPA (collectively “Sixty”) relating to Refrigiwear’s trademarks used on the insulated clothing, accessories, and protective equipment it manufactures. […]

Comverge Asserts Infringement of Patents Disclosing Power Management/Energy Load Devices and Methods against Entek Systems, a Company Operated by Inventors of Some of the Patents

Energy load devices and methods permit utilities to dial down the amount of electricity used by consumers during peak periods by sending command signals to devices (such as air conditioners) that require large amounts of electricity.  By reducing the electrical demand of large consumption appliances during peak periods, […]

Banks and Credit Union Latest Targets of Joao Bock Transactional Systems, LLC Patent Suits

On January 15 and 16, 2013, Yonkers, New York-based Joao Bock Transactional Systems, LLC (“JBTS”) filed complaints initiating the following lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia: 1)                  Joao Bock Transaction Systems, LLC v. Georgia’s Own Credit Union, No. 1:13-cv-0147- RWS, filed 01/15/13 […]