Georgia Now Included in Brandywine Communications’ Patent Litigation “Suing Spree”

On December 28, 2012, plaintiff Brandywine Communications Technologies, LLC (“Brandywine”) filed a patent infringement complaint against Nahunta, Georgia-based BTC Communications, Inc. (“BTC”), in the Brunswick Division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.  This appears to be Brandywine’s first foray into Georgia, though to […]

Eleventh Circuit Raises its Glass to the Public Domain, Affirms Summary Judgment Entered Against Miller’s Ale House on Trademark, Trade Dress, and Copyright Claims

IntroductionScore one for McDowell’s and its “Golden Arcs.” [1]  In a dispute between two sports bar and restaurant chains, the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Boynton Carolina Ale House, LLC (“Boynton Carolina”), whom plaintiff Miller’s Ale House, Inc. (“Miller’s”) had […]

Trademark Infringement Action Asserted by James and Laurie Williams against Columbus Bar Association

In a complaint filed in the Atlanta Division of the Northern District of Georgia on December 19, 2012, James Williams and Laurie Williams (“Williams”) filed a complaint against the Columbus Bar Association (“Columbus”) seeking cancellation of Columbus’ trademark registration, damages, and an injunction.  To avoid confusion, we disclose […]

Trademark Infringement Action Asserted by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists against Antonine X. Brown

In a complaint filed in the Atlanta Division of the Northern District of Georgia on December 10, 2012, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (“ARRT”) seeks to enjoin Antonine X. Brown (“Brown”) for trademark infringement and to recover damages. This lawsuit concerns a species of trademarks known as “certification […]