Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Roche Diagnostics GmbH v. Polymer Technology Systems

Plaintiff, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has used the ACCU-CHEK trademark in connection with medical instruments and apparatus related to blood-glucose monitoring and diabetes management and education since as early as 1981. In March 2014, Defendant changed its company name to CHEK Diagnostics and began to promote a line of diabetes care products. Plaintiff maintains that the CHEK mark is confusingly similar to its ACCU-CHEK trademarks.

Roche Diagnostics GmbH et al v. Polymer Technology Systems Inc.

Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-00552-JMS-DKL
File Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Plaintiff: Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Jonathan P. Froemel, John R. Maley of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Defendant: Polymer Technology Systems Inc.
Cause: Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition, Declaratory Judgment
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Ambre Blends v. doTERRA

Solace Complaint

Here’s a pretty straightforward trademark dispute. Plaintiff, an Indiana LLC, challenges the defendants’ use of the SOLACE trademark. Plaintiff uses the mark in connection with “essential and/or aromatic oils.” Defendant doTERRA’s Solace is a “proprietary blend of CPTG essential oils that have traditionally been used to balance hormones and manage the symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause.”

Ambre Blends, LLC v. doTERRA, Inc. et al

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-01813-SEB-DML
File Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Plaintiff: Ambre Blends, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Michael Z. Gordon, Jonathan G. Polak, Amy L. Wright of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Defendant: doTERRA, Inc., doTERRA International, LLC, Kerry Dodds
Cause: Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin, Unfair Competition, Forgery, Corrective Advertising Damages, Declaratory Judgment, Preliminary and Permanent Injunctive Relief
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Sensory Technologies v. Sensory Technology Consultants

Sensory overload!

This is a fairly standard trademark dispute over the trademark “Sensory Technologies” in connection with audio-visual and video conferencing systems. Sensory Indiana (Plaintiff) is suing Sensory Utah (Defendant) after months of notice letters went unanswered. We’ll see if the lawsuit merits a response.

Sensory Technologies, LLC v. Sensory Technology Consultants, Inc.

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00834-SEB-DKL
File Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Plaintiff: Sensory Technologies, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Jonathan G. Polak, Tracy N. Betz of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Defendant: Sensory Technology Consultants, Inc.
Cause: Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin, Unfair Competition, Declaratory Judgment, Preliminary Injunction, Permanent Injunction
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue

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 – Australian Gold v. Ruelala

Australian Gold LLC v. Ruelala Inc.

Court Case Number:    1:12-cv-00374-SEB-DML
File Date:    Friday, March 23, 2012
Plaintiff:     Australian Gold LLC
Plaintiff Counsel:     Charles J. Meyer of Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP
Defendant:     Ruelala Inc.
Cause:   Declaratory Judgment of No Infringement of Defendant’s Trademark, Declaratory Judgment of No Unfair Uncompetition
Court:    Southern District of Indiana
Judge:     Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch