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 – Darryl D. Agler v. Westheimer Corporation

Alleged Infringing Product - Exhibit F to Complaint

Alleged Infringing Product – Exhibit F to Complaint

Plaintiff is a custom guitar-maker from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has sold his high-quality guitars under the registered STRATOTONE trademark since 2007.

Plaintiff’s high-end guitars are “painstakingly hand-crafted from the wood of a customer’s choosing and features vintage hardware and pick-ups.” They generally retail for above $1,250. Defendant has allegedly flooded the market with lower quality, cheaper (between $200-400) guitars that bear the STRATOTONE Mark. Plaintiff discovered the infringing products at a NAMM show in 2010, where he confronted Defendant’s personnel.

Defendant, based in Illinois, attempted to file its own trademark application for STRATOTONE in December 2012 but was rejected based on Plaintiff’s registration. In response, Defendant has attempted to cancel Plaintiff’s registration and Plaintiff has brought this lawsuit.

Darryl D. Agler v. Westheimer Corporation

Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-00099
File Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Plaintiff: Darryl D. Agler
Plaintiff Counsel: Louis T. Perry, Amie P. Carter of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Defendant: Westheimer Corporation
Cause: Federal Unfair Competition, False Designation of Origin, Federal Trademark Infringement, Federal Trademark Counterfeiting, Common Law Unfair Competition, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Unjust Enrichment, Conversion, Deception, Indiana Crime Victim’s Relief Act
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Roger B. Cosbey

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (124)

Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00124-JD-RBC
File Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Paul J. Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey

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 – Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (97)

Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 2:13-cv-00097-JD-PRC
File Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Paul J. Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (71)

Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 3:13-cv-00071-JD-CAN
File Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Paul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Notre Dame Du Lac The University of v. Thorin Sprandel

Notre Dame Du Lac The University of v. Thorin Sprandel

Court Case Number: 3:13-cv-00011-JD-CAN
File Date: Friday, January 04, 2013
Plaintiff: Notre Dame Du Lac The University of
Plaintiff Counsel: Alice J Springer of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Defendant: Thorin Sprandel
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein

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 Copyright Litigation Update – Patrick Collins, Inc. v. John Does 1-11 (Performers of the Year 2012)

Patrick Collins, Inc. v. John Does 1-11

Court Case Number: 4:12-cv-00043-JD-APR
File Date: Monday, July 30, 2012
Plaintiff: Patrick Collins, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Paul J. Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Does 1-11
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Contributory Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Andrew P. Rodovich