Category: Lanham Act

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 […]

VitaminsOnline.com Files False Advertising Action Over Competitor’s Online Dietary Supplement Offerings and Claims

Guest post: This post was authored by summer associate Emily Scheible.  Thanks to Emily for her contribution! On May 6, 2014 VitaminsOnline, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“VOI”), filed a complaint against Dynamic Industries, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, and Christopher Wilson, a resident of Georgia (collectively “Dynamic”), […]

Mio Global Brings Suit For Infringement Against Smartmissimo’s “SMART mio” Athletic Monitoring Products

On April 11, 2014, Physical Enterprises, Inc. (“Mio Global”), a Canadian corporation, brought a trademark infringement action against Smartmissimo Technologies, PTE. LTD. (“Smartmissimo”), a Singapore corporation in the Northern District of Georgia.  The complaint asserts international registrations and long term use of well-know Mio® marks, including seven U.S. […]

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 […]

It’s My Jungle in Here – Owner of Mark ZOO MANIA® Seeks to Exclude Interloper in Games Field

Mark Rice d/b/a Zoomania Games (“Rice”) asserts a complaint against Atico International USA Inc.; Atico International, Inc.; and Caremark PHC, L.L.C. aka CVS Caremark (“Atico”), asserting Lanham Act Trademark Infringement claims under 15 U.S.C. 1114(1) and 15 U.S.C. 1125(a), unfair competition under Georgia law, and seeking an accounting […]

Georgia Knife Companies Cross Swords in Complaints by Bud K and United Cutlery Alleging Copyright and Trademark Infringement Against Mutual Competitor Wholesale Gallery

On October 8, 2013 United Cutlery Corporation (“UC”) and Bud K World Wide, Inc. (“Bud K,” collectively, “plaintiffs”), both of Moultrie, Georgia filed separate suits against Wholesale Gallery Inc., (“Wholesale Gallery”) of Dallas, Georgia.  Both complaints allege trademark infringement, dilution, copyright infringement and unfair competition, and both complaints request injunctive relief.  […]

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 […]