IP litigators must have started celebrating the holidays early, as it’s been a very quiet month for intellectual property lawsuits in Indiana. Only one new lawsuit was filed, a copyright case involving a single photograph used by Chicks on the Right in an online news article back in 2019. We did get some big news yesterday that Methodist Sports Medicine has decided to change its name to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, yet we’ll have to wait to see how the name change will impact the pending lawsuit.
Many cases just received time extensions, saving their fight for the new year.
Happy holidays from the Indiana Intellectual Property Blog. See you in January for next month’s updates.
Noble Romans, Inc. v. Gateway Triangle Corp. et al. (SD, filed 2/5/2021) – The filing deadline for outstanding filings has been extended from December 9, 2021 to January 6, 2022.
Triple LLL Truck Repair, Inc. v. Triple LLL, Inc. et al. (ND, filed 4/26/2021) – After two short extensions, dismissal papers are now due by December 17, 2021.
Sears Authorized Hometown Stores, LLC v. Lynn Retails, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 6/4/2021) – A Protective Order was entered on December 9, 2021.
Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. AMI Stores Management, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 6/6/2021) – On December 2, 2021, the parties filed a joint motion to extend Court-ordered pretrial deadlines. The motion was denied without prejudice because the motion failed to show good cause for the extension.
Phoenix Intangibles Holding Company et al. v. Virk Brothers, LLC et al. (ND, filed 7/9/2021) – The Scheduling Order was amended to extend discovery deadlines.
AWGI, LLC et al. v. CLD Trucking Co. d/b/a Atlas Moving Systems AMS (SD, filed 7/22/2021) – On November 19, 2021, the Plaintiffs filed a Motion to Enforce Judgment seeking transfer of internet domains and social media accounts.
RE/MAX, LLC et al. v. Dulin et al. (SD, filed 8/24/2021) – On December 8, 2021, the Defendants filed a motion requesting until January 11, 2022 to respond to Plaintiff’s Discovery Request.
Forest River, Inc. v. inTech Trailers, Inc. (ND, filed 8/31/2021) – An Amended Complaint was filed on December 9, 2021 and the Answer to Amended Complaint was filed on December 12, 2021.
Thomas v. ooShirts, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 9/24/2021) – Attorney Kelly V. Milam filed an appearance on behalf of defendant ooShirts, Inc. on November 23, 2021.
Edutainment Live, LLC v. Video Game Palooza et al. (SD, filed 10/11/2021) – The Defendants’ attorneys filed appearances on December 8, 2021.
Indiana University Health, Inc et al. v. Thomas A. Brady Sports Medicine Center, P.C. (SD, filed 11/1/2021) – No update yet.
Alcorn v. COTR, LLC (SD, filed 11/22/2021) – No update yet.