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 […]
Two transportation companies face off over competing use of the registered mark “Patriot” for enclosed cargo trailers.
Kanga Care LLC v. BumBum Babies, LLC, No. 1-22-cv-00009 (S.D. Ga., Oct. 25, 2022) Kanga Care LLC was awarded trebled damages and a permanent injunction against Georgia-based BumBum Babies for infringement of its double-gusseted cloth diaper patent. However, the Southern District found a lack of evidence sufficient to […]
Obligation to Enforce Arbitration under FAA Policy Trumps Motion to Prevent Enforcement of “Clearly Void” Non-Competition Agreement
On May 20, 2015, Judge Dudley H. Bowen of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, entered an order denying the Motion for Preliminary and Permanent Injunction filed by one of the plaintiffs (Christopher Hermann) and granting in part the motion for dismissal and […]
Eagle Parts Seeks to Fasten Custom Golf Car Supply with Injunction and Damages for Patent Infringement
Eagle Parts & Products, Inc. (“Eagle”), a Georgia corporation with its principal place of business in Augusta, Georgia, filed a patent infringement action on October 3, 2014 against Custom Golf Car Supply, Inc. (“Golf Car”), a North Carolina corporation, relating to U.S. Patent No. 7,380,860 (the ‘860 Patent) directed […]
Augusta-Based Eagle Parts Files Complaint Against Allshields, Inc. Alleging Infringment of "Windshield Fastening Device" Patent
On April 3, 2014, Eagle Parts & Products, Inc. of Augusta, Georgia (“Eagle”) filed a complaint against Allshields, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina (“Allshields”) alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,380,860 (“the ‘860 patent”) for a “windshield fastening device.” According to the complaint, Eagle is a leading manufacturer […]
National Photo Group Brings Copyright Suit to Protect Interests in Photos, Including Those that Contributed to Ending the Marriage of Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery.
The complaint alleges that L&L Broadcasting, LLC (L&L), is displaying photos on its website for which National Photo Group (NPG) holds issued or pending copyrights. NPG accuses L&L of attracting more viewers by use of the infringing photos and profiting from advertising sold to third parties. NGP identifies […]
Lubin, SARL, takes on Rhinoceros Boutique and related individuals and entities in Trademark Infringement Action in the Northern District of Georgia. The verified complaint relates an intriguing story of the efforts to reestablish in the United States the brands one of the oldest active perfumeries in the world. […]
Below is a survey of recent copyright cases filed in the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia. Microsoft Windows On June 27, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”), based in Washington, filed suit against VertexPC and its owner Peter Dapice (collectively “Defendants”), based in Buford, Georgia, alleging that the Defendants […]
Discovery of Accused Contributory and Vicarious Infringer’s Tax Returns and General Financial Information Denied for Lack of Assertion of Theory to Recover its Profits
Introduction With a recent order that issued from the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Division, Coach, Inc. and Coach Services, Inc. (collectively “Coach”) continue to add to the body of case law from Georgia federal courts on trademark and copyright issues. On December 19, 2012, in an […]