Tag: Trademark

Essentially in Breach? E. T. Horn Co. Sued for Breach of Settlement Agreement and on TM-Related Counts

On March 20, 2013, Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Essential Ingredients, Inc. (“EI”) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against California-based E. T. Horn Company (“Horn”).  EI alleges that Horn, after having entered into a 2008 settlement agreement promising to stop using the term ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS GROUP or […]

Audit Results in TM and Breach-of-Contract Action by California Closet Co. against Franchisee and its Guarantor

An audit of a franchisee’s records, which allegedly revealed sales activity outside licensed territory and evidence of efforts to conceal that activity, has spawned a new trademark lawsuit.  On March 19, 2013, California Closet Company (“CCC”) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against Lawrenceville, Georgia-based […]

LEGO Builds TM and Breach-of-Contract Case on Allegations that Ex-Licensee Sold LEGO-Themed USB Drives after Sell-Off Period Ended

Danish companies LEGO Juris A/S and LEGO Systems A/S (collectively “LEGO”) have sued a Georgia-based company that they allege is an ex-licensee that continued to sell LEGO-themed products after the expiration of a sell-off period specified in a licensing agreement. On March 20, 2013, LEGO filed a complaint in […]