Competing information security company files lawsuit against computer security consultancy using a “confusingly” similar name and logo in the Northern District of Georgia under the Lanham Act citing trademark infringement.
Patel v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04669-ELR (N.D. Ga., Nov. 23, 2022) A self-taught, Atlanta-based landscape photographer is suing Cox Enterprises, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Rollins, Inc., for damages and injunctive relief associated with the unauthorized use of Patel’s original copyrighted work of authorship. […]
PopSockets LLC v. Fab Cellular LLC et al, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04521-SCJ (N.D. Ga., Nov. 14, 2022) The collapsible mobile device accessory adhered to the back of your phone may be in violation of the Lanham Act. PopSockets LLC is suing Fab Cellular LLC, Fab One Enterprises LLC, […]
Rail Assets, LLC v. Norfolk Southern Corp., Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04431-SEG (N.D. Ga., Nov. 7, 2022) A patent dispute case concerning railroad vehicle accident video recording technology was filed in the Northern District of Georgia earlier this month. Rail Assets, LLC, alleges that Norfolk Southern Corporation infringed the […]
Actor’s Attempt to Stymie Distribution of Several Films Inspires Action for Declaratory Relief Under 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Freeman, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04459-AT (N.D. Ga., Nov. 8, 2022) An actor featured in four movies distributed by the Plaintiff sent a cease and desist notice alleging unauthorized use of his likeness in at least one of the films. The actor claimed he […]
Luxottica Group S.p.A. et al v. Bill’s Flea Market, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04354-ELR (N.D. Ga., Nov. 1, 2022) Flea markets are a great place to locate that hard-to-find antique or one-of-a-kind gift. But their transitory nature, and the cash-only policy of many vendors, also make flea markets […]
HE, Inc. v. Avadim Holdings, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-00141-JRH-BKE (S.D. Ga., Nov. 4, 2022) This dispute stems from a recent bankruptcy proceeding. According to a lawsuit filed in the Southern District, Avadim Holdings purchased a number of assets from HE, Inc. in bankruptcy, but “purposefully […]
Deljou Art Group, Inc. v. FD Art & Design LLC et al, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04372-SEG (N.D. Ga., Nov. 2, 2022) Artistic beauty may be in the eye of the beholder. But artistic copyright ownership is the purview of the federal court system, and an Atlanta art publisher […]
Herc Rentals, Inc. et al v. The Equipment Rental Company LLC, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04368-WMR (N.D. Ga., Nov. 1, 2022) Herc is a long-established equipment rental company with more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including 16 in Georgia. In 2019, The Equipment Rental Company launched […]
Atlanta-based wholesale and marketing agency UnCommon sued one corporation and two individuals in a dispute over a vendor-sales agreement alleging misappropriation of trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) in N.D. Ga.