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

List of Indiana Download Cases

This is a comprehensive list of Indiana download cases. Follow the links to individual case details. The cases are sorted below by Plaintiff’s Attorney and Judge.

Last updated: 7/9/14

By Plaintiff’s Attorney:

Keith A. Vogt of Takiguchi & Vogt

  1. TCYK LLC v. Does 1-19
  2. Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Does 1-16
  3. Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Does 1-20
  4. Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Does 1-20
  5. Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Does 1-24

Matthew Edward Dumas of Hostetter & O’Hara

  1. CP Productions, Inc. v. John Doe (GH Hustlers – Maryjane’s Second Visit)
  2. Millennium TGA Inc. v. John Doe (S.P. – Eva Lin & Patrick)

Paul J. Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates, PLLC

  1. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-29 (Lunchtime Fantasy)
  2. Patrick Collins v. John Does 1-13 (Busty Construction Girls)
  3. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-7 (15 Movies)
  4. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-23 (16 Movies)
  5. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-8 (Slow Motion)
  6. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-8 (Introducing Kaylee)
  7. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-14 (Romantic Memories)
  8. Malibu Media v. John Does 1-11 (16 movies)
  9. Patrick Collins v. John Does 1-11 (Performers of the Year 2012)
  10. Patrick Collins v. John Does 1-10 (Performers of the Year 2012)
  11. Third Degree Films v. John Does 1-26 (Teens in Tight Jeans)
  12. Third Degree Films v. John Does 1-33 (Teens in Tight Jeans)
  13. Patrick Collins v. John Does 1-16 (Best New Starlets 2012)
  14. Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-4
  15. Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-5
  16. Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-4
  17. Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-4
  18. Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-4
  19. Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-4
  20. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (201)
  21. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (202)
  22. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (203)
  23. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (204)
  24. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (205)
  25. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (206)
  26. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (30)
  27. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (31)
  28. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (55)
  29. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (71)
  30. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (72)
  31. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (85)
  32. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (89)
  33. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (97)
  34. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (98)
  35. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (99)
  36. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (162)
  37. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (163)
  38. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (164)
  39. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (165)
  40. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (389)
  41. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (390)
  42. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (391)
  43. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (392)
  44. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (394)
  45. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (1:13-cv-00071)
  46. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (26)
  47. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (122)
  48. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (123)
  49. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (124)
  50. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (135)
  51. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (136)
  52. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (663)
  53. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (664)
  54. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (665)
  55. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (666)
  56. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (667)
  57. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (668)
  58. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (669)
  59. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (670)
  60. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (671)
  61. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (672)
  62. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (673)
  63. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (674)
  64. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (675)
  65. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (676)
  66. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe 5
  67. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe 9
  68. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe 12
  69. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.129.8.71
  70. Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.129.162.170
  71. Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-16
  72. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.141.132.4
  73. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.151.109.205
  74. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 24.14.133.150
  75. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 24.13.26.28
  76. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.220.145.100
  77. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.220.129.105
  78. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.213.184.255
  79. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.212.56.174
  80. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 68.51.71.237
  81. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 67.163.85.215
  82. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.165.234.83
  83. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.151.212.213
  84. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.253.168.90
  85. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.253.11.177
  86. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.228.104.170
  87. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.227.7.60
  88. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.222.130.20
  89. Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.220.54.186

By Judge:

Tanya Walton Pratt, Mark J. Dinsmore

Tanya Walton Pratt, Denise K. Larue

Tanya Walton Pratt, Debra McVicker-Lynch

Jane Magnus-Stinson, Debra McVicker-Lynch

Jane Magnus-Stinson, Mark J. Dinsmore

Jane Magnus-Stinson, Denise K. Larue

Sarah Evans Barker, Mark J. Dinsmore

Sarah Evans Barker, Tim A. Baker

Sarah Evans Barker, Debra McVicker Lynch

Sarah Evans Barker, Denise K. LaRue

Richard L. Young, Mark J. Dinsmore

Richard L. Young, Tim A. Baker

Richard L. Young, Denise K. LaRue

Richard L. Young, Debra McVicker Lynch

Philip P. Simon, Roger B. Cosbey

Philip P. Simon, Christopher A. Nuechterlein

Philip P. Simon, Andrew P. Rodovich

Jon E. DeGuilio, Andrew P. Rodovich

Jon E. DeGuilio, Christopher A. Nuechterlein

Jon E. DeGuilio, Paul R. Cherry

Jon E. DeGuilio, Roger B. Cosbey

Theresa L. Springmann, Christopher A. Nuechterlein

Theresa L. Springmann, Paul R. Cherry

Theresa L. Springmann, John E. Martin

Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, Paul R. Cherry

Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, Andrew P. Rodovich

Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, Roger B. Cosbey

Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, Christopher A. Nuechterlein

Robert L. Miller, Jr., Christopher A. Nuechterlein

Robert L. Miller, Jr., Paul R. Cherry

Robert L. Miller, Jr., Roger B. Cosbey

Robert L. Miller, Jr., Andrew P. Rodovich

Robert L. Miller, Jr. John E. Martin

Larry J. McKinney, Mark J. Dinsmore

William T. Lawrence, Tim A. Baker

William T. Lawrence, Mark J. Dinsmore

William T. Lawrence, Denise K. LaRue

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Century 21 Real Estate v. Destiny Real Estate Properties


Century 21 Real Estate LLC v. Destiny Real Estate Properties LLC et al

Century 21 Real Estate has filed a complaint against Destiny Real Estate Properties, formerly doing business as Century 21 Destiny Real Estate, and owner Daniel Sutton.

The two companies entered a franchise agreement in 1999.  The agreement was renewed in 2007 and was set to extend through 2017.  In March, 2011, a franchise agreement between the two companies was terminated due to a failure by Destiny to pay royalties.  Despite this termination, Destiny is alleged to have, against prior franchise agreements, “continued to flagrantly use the CENTURY 21® Marks to induce the public to use real estate services provided by their real estate brokerage office under the guise of a continuing association with Century 21…”

As of this post, the Destiny Real Estate website is still using the Century 21 logo and still displays the company’s former name, Century 21 Destiny Real Estate.

Court Case Number: 4:11-cv-00038-JD -APR
File Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Plaintiff: Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Ryan T. Brown of Gordon & Rees LLP
Defendant: Destiny Real Estate Properties LLC, Daniel Sutton
Cause: Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin/False Advertising, Trademark Dilution, Common Law Unfair Competition, Breach of Contract: Franchise Agreement, Breach of Contract – Personal Guaranty, Audit Demand/Accounting, Unjust Enrichment
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Andrew P. Rodovich