Just a few updates of note since mid-March in Indiana trademark and copyright lawsuits. Next month should see more filings in the current lawsuits as defendants start to make appearances.
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. v. Sullivan (SD, 1/18/2021) – The parties have settled and a Consent Judgment was entered on April 7, 2021. The Defendant has agreed to stop using the Plaintiff’s trademarks, with each party to bear its own costs and attorneys’ fees.
Schnebelt v. Anglotopia, LLC (ND, filed 1/18/2021) – No update since the Notice on Settlement on March 10, 2021.
Noble Romans, Inc. v. Gateway Triangle Corp. et al. (SD, filed 2/5/2021) – The Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint on April 2, 2021.
The Amended Complaint has dropped the claims of Conversion and Theft, retaining just the claims of Breach of Franchise Agreement and Trademark Infringement. As a result, the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss filed on March 8 was denied without prejudice as moot.
Heartland Consumer Products LLC v. Speedway, LLC (SD, filed 2/5/2021) – No update yet.
Indianapolis Bouldering, LLC v. BP Holdings Co. LLC et al. (SD, filed 2/11/2021) – No update yet.
Watch Communications v. Jarman et al. (SD, filed 3/8/2021) – The Defendants’ counsel filed an appearance on April 6, 2021 and filed a 14-day Notice of Initial Extension of Time. As such, the new response deadline is April 21, 2021.
La Michoacana Meat Market TM Holdings, LLC v. Lopez et al. (SD, filed 3/9/2021) – No update yet.
La Michoacana Meat Market TM Holdings, LLC v. Galan et al. (ND, filed 3/9/2021) – No update yet.
Vroom, Inc. v. Midwest Motors LLC et al. (SD, filed 3/24/2021) – No update yet.
ABI Attachments, Inc. v. Kiser Arena Specialists, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 4/12/2021) – No update yet.