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 Cybersquatting Litigation Update – BidPal v. Intermediaone et al

Plaintiff, BidPal, Inc., owns a federal trademark registration for BIDPAL. Defendant owns several BidPal-formative domain names, including Bidpal.com, Bidpal.org, Bidpal.info, Bidpal.biz, Bidpal.mobi, all of which are GoDaddy parked pages. Plaintiff made several attempts to contact Defendant but was unable to reach him.

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Plaintiff’s Complaint makes an interesting assertion that, since Defendant owns all of the domains listed above, Plaintiff was forced to adopt ” the far-inferior domain name www.bidpalnetwork.com.” In the age of search, where bidpalnetwork.com ranks 1st on the Google search results for “Bidpal” and none of Defendant’s domains rank at all, do you agree that there’s such a thing as a “far-inferior” domain name? Or just preferred and non-preferred domain names?

Plaintiff may be hoping for a Default Judgment if Defendant doesn’t decide to defend himself. This case may also help determine whether Indiana courts will rule that “parked” domains can constitute cybersquatting. Stay tuned for updates.

BidPal Inc. v. Intermediaone et al

Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-00168-RLY-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Plaintiff: BidPal Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Paul B. Overhauser of Overhauser Law Offices LLC
Defendant: Intermediaone, Intermediaone-AGB, Peter Peterre, Bidpal.com, Bidpal.org, Bidpal.info, Bidpal.biz, Bidpal.mobi
Cause: Cybersquatting, Trademark Infringement
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Richard L. Young
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (676)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00676-SEB-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (675)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00675-TWP-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (674)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00674-LJM-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Larry J. McKinney
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (673)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00673-WTL-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge William T. Lawrence
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (672)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00672-JMS-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (671)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00671-JMS-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe (670)

Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00670-JMS-MJD
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: Malibu Media, LLC
Plaintiff CounselPaul J Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC
Defendant: John Doe
Cause: Copyright Infringement
CourtSouthern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore