Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Lake Lite v. Universal Forest Products et al

This lawsuit arises from Defendants’ alleged infringement of copyrights and patents, as well as unauthorized use and misappropriation of Plaintiff’s trade secrets.

Lake Lite Inc. v. Universal Forest Products, Inc. et al

Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-00337
File Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Plaintiff: Lake Lite Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Michael S. McIntyre
Defendant: Universal Forest Products, Inc., Universal Consumer Products, Inc., Maine Ornamental, LLC
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Patent Infringement, Breach of Contract, Breach of Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Violation of Indiana Uniform Trade Secret Act, Unjust Enrichment
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey

Complaint:

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Burns Rent-Alls v. Michael Sharpe et al

Defendants have allegedly registered and used domain names confusingly similar to Plaintiff’s BURNS RENT-ALLS trademark. The subject domain names are (i) burnspartyrentall.com; (ii) burnspartyrental.com; and (iii) burnsrentall.com.

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. v. Michael Sharpe et al

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01958
File Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Plaintiff: Burns Rent-Alls, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: D. Michael Anderson of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Defendant: Michael Sharpe, Aays Rent-All Co., Inc.
Cause: Unfair Competition, Cyberpiracy, Breach of Contract
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein

Complaint:

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Noble Roman’s v. Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park

Noble Roman’s Inc. v. Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park, LLC

Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-00500-SEB-MJD
File Date: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Plaintiff: Noble Roman’s Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Steven K. Huffer of S.K. Huffer & Associates PC
Defendant: Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park, LLC
Cause: Trademark Infringement, Breach of Contract, Fraud, Injunctive Relief
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

 

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Noble Roman’s v. B & MP

This lawsuit involves a franchise arrangement gone bad. Plaintiff Noble Roman’s, an Indianapolis-based corporation, alleges that Defendant breached their Franchise Agreement by failing to pay royalties as required and intentionally misreported sales for the purposes of avoiding payment of franchise fees.

Noble Roman’s Inc. v. B & MP, LLC et al

Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-00206-WTL-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Plaintiff: Noble Roman’s Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Steven K. Huffer of S.K. Huffer & Associates PC
Defendant: B & MP, LLC, Leslie Perdriau
Cause: Trademark Infringement, Breach of Contract, Fraud
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge William T. Lawrence
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Redwall Live v. ESG Security

Redwall Live Corporation v. ESG Security, Inc.

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-01849-SEB-DML
File Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Plaintiff: Redwall Live Corporation
Plaintiff Counsel: Steven G. Cracraft of Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC
Defendant: ESG Security, Inc.
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Windstream Technologies v. Rambo, LLC

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Here’s yet another tale of a dealer relationship gone bad. Plaintiff, a California company operating in North Vernon, Indiana, is a wind turbine manufacturer.  Defendant Rambo, LLC, located in Madison, Indiana, was contracted to provide component parts and act as an authorized dealer of Plaintiff’s products in certain territories.

See the Complaint below for the Plaintiff’s version of how things went wrong. Hopefully for the rest of us these parties can sort their differences soon and get back to providing more wind energy for Indiana.

Stay tuned for updates.

Windstream Technologies, Inc. v. Rambo, LLC et al

Court Case Number: 4:13-cv-00180-SEB-WGH
File Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Plaintiff: Windstream Technologies, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Matthew Wilder Lorch of Lorch Law Office, LLC
Defendant: Rambo, LLC, Rambo Montrow Corporation, Rick Keebler, Does 1 through 10
Cause: Federal Unfair Competition, Passing Off, Trademark Infringement, Breach of Contract, Interference with Contract and Prospective Economic Advantage
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr.

 

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Robert Payne v. Northern Tool & Equipment Company

Robert Payne v. Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc. et al

Court Case Number: 2:13-cv-00109-JD-APR
File Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Plaintiff: Robert Payne
Plaintiff Counsel: Edward R. Hall of Law Office of Edward Hall
Defendant: Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc., Northern Tool & Equipment Catalog Company
Cause: Trademark Infringement False Description of Origin, Palming Off and False Advertising; Unfair Competition by Infringement of Common Law Rights; Breach of Contract; Injunction
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Andrew P Rodovich

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Micromatic LLC v. Infor Global Solutions Michigan Inc

Micromatic LLC v. Infor Global Solutions Michigan Inc

Court Case Number: 1:12-cv-00330-JD-RBC
File Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Plaintiff: Micromatic LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Jeremy J Grogg, Michael A Barranda of Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP
Defendant: Infor Global Solutions Michigan Inc
Cause: Declaratory Judgment (No Breach of Contract)
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Noble Roman’s v. Village Pantry

Noble Roman’s Inc. v. Village Pantry LLC

Court Case Number: 1:12-cv-01252-RLY-DKL
File Date: Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Plaintiff: Noble Roman’s Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Curtis T. Jones of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Defendant: Village Pantry LLC
Cause: Lanham Act Trade Dress Infringement, Common Law Trade Dress Infringement, Federal Unfair Competition, Breach of Contract
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Richard L. Young
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Advanced Tactical Ordnance Systems LLC v. Real Action Paintball Inc

Advanced Tactical Ordnance Systems LLC v. Real Action Paintball Inc et al

Court Case Number: 1:12-cv-00296-JVB-RBC
File Date: Friday, August 31, 2012
Plaintiff: Advanced Tactical Ordnance Systems LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Stephen R. Snyder of Snyder Birch & Morgan LLP
Defendant: Real Action Paintball IncApon Industries Corp, Apon International Group Inc, KT Tran, Conrad Sun, John Does 1-5
Cause: Trademark Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Deceptive Comparative Advertising, Counterfeiting, Breach of Contract, Conversion
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey