Summer is winding down and schools are starting to get back in session. The federal courts in Indiana have had a busy close to the summer as they continue to move existing copyright and trademark lawsuits toward resolution. A few interesting new cases were filed in the last month, including claims of counterfeiting, non-payment of wages, and copyright infringement.

What lawsuits are you following most closely?

Sears Authorized Hometown Stores, LLC v. Lynn Retail, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 6/4/2021) – The Plaintiff filed its Response to the Motion for Summary Judgment on August 12, 2022.

Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. AMI Stores Management, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 6/6/2021) – Noble Roman’s filed a motion to extend deadlines on August 12, 2022.

AWGI, LLC et al. v. CLD Trucking Co. d/b/a Atlas Moving Systems AMS (SD, filed 7/22/2021) – No update this month.  

RE/MAX, LLC et al. v. Dulin et al. (SD, filed 8/24/2021) – The parties filed a Motion to Vacate Settlement Conference and Notice of Settlement on August 1, 2022. The parties have been granted until August 30, 2022 to file a Stipulation of Dismissal.

Forest River, Inc. v. inTech Trailers, Inc. (ND, filed 8/31/2021) – On July 28, 2022, the Defendant filed an Opposition Proceeding with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against the DELLA TERRA trademark application.

Thomas v. ooShirts, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 9/24/2021) – A Protective Order was entered on August 11, 2022, presumably to protect the terms of settlement. The parties are awaiting the Court’s order on a fully-plead (as of August 8) Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement.

Edutainment Live, LLC v. Video Game Palooza et al. (SD, filed 10/11/2021) – No update this month.

Innovative Sports Management Inc. v. La Jalisco LLP (SD, filed 12/15/2021) – No update this month.

Gabet et al. v. Amazon.com. Inc. et al. (ND, filed 1/20/2022) – On July 19, 2022, the Plaintiffs filed a Motion to Strike Reply to Response to Motion in support of the Motion to Transfer Venue. Amazon filed its Response on July 29, 2022 and the Plaintiffs’ Reply (below) was filed on August 12, 2022. A telephonic conference is scheduled for August 18, 2022.

Reid v. Stephenson (SD, filed 1/27/2022) – No update this month.

Microsoft Corporation v. Solution Hat, LLC d/b/a Think Global et al. (SD, filed 2/25/2022) – The Court has ordered that dismissal documents be filed by September 16, 2022.

The American Automobile Association, Inc. v. All American Auto Hail Dent Repair LLC d/b/a AAA Hail Repair et al. (SD, filed 3/23/2022) – The lawsuit was dismissed on August 9, 2022 following entry of a Consent Judgment.

NuStar Enterprises LLC v. Reloaded Merch LLC et al. (ND, filed 4/1/2022) – On August 12, 2022, the Plaintiff filed a Motion to Compel Jurisdictional Discovery. The parties are still working to resolve the jurisdiction issue.

Mapes v. Top Tier Marketers LLC d/b/a Artfily et al. (SD, filed 4/4/2022) – On August 8, 2022, the Plaintiff filed a Motion for Clerk’s Entry of Default.

The Evolutionary Level Above Human, Inc. v. Havel et al (ND, filed 5/18/2022) – The Defendants filed an 82-page Answer (plus 158 pages of Exhibits) on July 26, 2022.

Lafayette Venetian Blind, Inc. v. Coulisse Distribution LLC et al. (ND, filed 6/29/2022) – No update yet.

PUMA SE et al. v. Brooks Sports, Inc. (SD, filed 7/8/2022) – Many attorneys have filed appearances, but no other updates yet.

Broadcast Music, Inc. et al v. Thirty-Six Saloon, LLC d/b/a Thirty Six Saloon et al. (SD, filed 7/27/2022) – No update yet.

Schwartz v. Kilroy’s North America, LLC et al (SD, filed 8/5/2022) – No update yet.

Oakley, Inc. v. Batter’s Box Training, LLC et al (SD, filed 8/11/2022) – No update yet.

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