Noble Roman’s Inc. v. Brabham Oil Company et al
Noble Roman’s has filed yet another trademark lawsuit (the 18th since 2007) to enforce the terms of an expired franchise agreement. The Indiana-based pizza chain alleges that the South Carolina-based gas station chain formerly operated seven Noble Roman’s franchise locations and continued to use Noble Roman’s trade dress after the franchise agreements terminated.
Court Case Number: 1:11-cv-00135-SEB-DML
File Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Plaintiff: Noble Roman’s Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Marisol Sanchez of Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP
Defendant: Brabham Oil Company, Brabham Oil Company dba E-Z SHOP
Cause: Lanham Act Trade Dress Infringement, Common Law Trade Dress Infringement, Federal Unfair Competition, Breach of Contract
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch