Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Microsoft Corporation v. Mister HardDrive

Defendants are alleged to have advertised, marketed, installed, offered and distributed unauthorized copies of Microsoft software after Microsoft warned them of the consequences, infringing Microsoft’s copyrights and trademarks.

Microsoft Corporation v. Mister HardDrive et al

Court Case Number: 4:13-cv-00079-TWP-WGH
File Date: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Plaintiff: Microsoft Corporation
Plaintiff Counsel: James Dimos of Frost Brown Todd LLC
Defendant: Mister Harddrive, Mister HardDrive Wipe and Restore, Mark Cady
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin, False Description and Representation, Common Law Unfair Competition, For Imposition of a Constructive Trust Upon Illegal Profits, Accounting
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
Referred To: Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Manchester University v. Sportswear

Manchester University Inc v. Sportswear Inc

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00120-RLM-RBC
File Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Plaintiff: Manchester University Inc
Plaintiff Counsel: D Randall Brown of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Defendant: Sportswear Inc
Cause: Trademark Infringement; False Designation of Origin, False Description, and/or False Representation; Common Law Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition,
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Dillinger, LLC v. Pour House of Lincoln, Inc. et al

Dillinger, LLC v. Pour House of Lincoln, Inc. et al

Court Case Number:    1:12-cv-00714-WTL-TAB
File Date:    Thursday, May 24, 2012
Plaintiff:     Dillinger, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel:     Steven G. Cracraft, Patricia A. Hughel of Brannon Robinson Sowers Hughel & Doss PC
Defendant:     Pour House of Lincoln, Inc., Mary Olsen, William Olsen, Donald Druse
Cause:   Demand for Preliminary and Permanent Injunction, Federal Trademark Infringement, Cybersquatting, False Designation of Origin, False Description, Unfair Competition, Dilution by Blurring
Court:    Southern District of Indiana
Judge:     Judge William T. Lawrence
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Scores Holding Company v. Scores

Scores Holding Company, Inc. v. Scores, Inc.

Plaintiff operates a chain of “high end sophisticated gentleman clubs” under the SCORES trademark in cities across the U.S., including New York, New Orleans, Chicago and Baltimore. Defendant operates a similar establishment called Scores! in Evansville, Indiana. Defendant’s establishment allegedly offers lower quality services and is often the scene of disreputable actions and events.

Court Case Number: 3:11-cv-00053-RLY-WGH
File Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Plaintiff: Scores Holding Company, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Ettore Victor Indiano of Indiano Vaughan Roberts & Filomena, LLP, Stephen Milo Terrell of Terrell Law Office
Defendant: Scores, Inc.
Cause: Trademark Infringement, False Designations of Origin and False Descriptions, Trademark Dilution, Common Law Unfair Competition
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Richard L. Young
Referred To: Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Osmundson Mfg. v. CFC Distributors

Osmundson Mfg. Co. v. CFC Distributors Inc.

Plaintiff, an Iowa corporation, has used the trademark “TURBO” in connection with agricultural products like Coulter blades, disk blades, sweeps, plow shares and other tillage tools since 2005. The trademark was registered in 2007 for “Agricultural machine parts, namely, blades.” Defendant, an Indiana corporation, is allegedly selling similar goods under the same mark. In an effort to resolve the matter, the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement in 2009, which Defendant has allegedly now breached.

Court Case Number: 1:11-cv-00021-RL -RBC
File Date: Friday, January 14, 2011
Plaintiff: Osmundson Mfg. Co.
Plaintiff Counsel: Larry L. Barnard and Adrienne C. Romary of Carson Boxberger LLP
Defendant: CFC Distributors Inc.
Defendant Counsel: Paul B. Overhauser of Overhauser & Lindman LLC
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, False Description, Breach of Settlement Agreement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Rudy Lozano
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Sweetwater Sound v. J2 Electronics Group

Sweetwater Sound v. J2 Electronics Group

Both Plaintiff and Defendant are in the business of selling audio recording and reproduction equipment, musical instruments and accessories. Defendant allegedly is knowingly infringing Plaintiff’s registered trademark SWEETWATER.

Court Case Number: 1:10-cv-00219-PPS-RBC
File Date: Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Plaintiff: Sweetwater Sound Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Larry L. Barnard, Robert T. Keen Jr. of Carson Boxberger LLP
Defendant: J2 Electronics Group Ltd.
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, False Description
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Chief Judge Philip P. Simon
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey