New IP Cases Filed In Northern District of Texas

Over the last several weeks, there have been many new intellectual property cases filed in the Northern District of Texas, including:

  • Encrypted Cellular Communications v. AT&T: In this case, the plaintiff asserts that AT&T infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,430,665, through the sale of AT&T’s Encrypted Mobile Voice system (complaint available here).
  • Beckett Media v. Miller Cards: Beckett sues Miller Cards for copyright infringement and for allegedly violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. (Complaint available here.)
  • Choice Hotels International v. Superior Hotels of West Texas: Choice Hotels filed a lawsuit (available here) against Superior Hotels alleging trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and various common law claims.
  • Comerica Bank v. Commerica Commodities: Comerica Bank filed a lawsuit against Commerica Commodities (complaint available here) alleging claims for trademark infringement, use of false designations of origin, dilution, unfair competition, common law trademark infringement and violation of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
  • Flexible Innovations v. Ideamax: Flexible Innovations’ complaint (available here) accuses Ideamax of trademark infringement, false parking marking, and unfair competition. The products at issue relate to screen cleaners.
  • Flowserve v. ITT Corp. and Goulds Pumps: Flowserve accuses defendants of committing copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, conversion, unfair competition, and tortious interference with contractual relations, among other things. The case relates to alleged theft of confidential and proprietary information. (The complaint is available here.)
  • Frazier v. Entrepreneur Media: Frazer’s complaint (available here) asserts that Entrepreneur Media has committed copyright infringement relating to Frazer’s “crowd funding” original illustration.
  • Brian Harness Photography v. Forever 21 Retail: Plaintiff alleges that Forever 21 Retail committed copyright infringement through the unauthorized use of Plaintiff’s images. (Complaint available here.)
  • U.S. Green Building Council v. Leed International:  U.S. Green’s complaint (available here) claims Leed engaged in trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, false advertising, and cybersquatting with respect to the LEED mark.
  • The Linear Edge, LLC v. Clark: The Linear Edge asserts that Clark has committed trade dress infringement, false designation of origin, dilution, and unfair competition through the sale of knock-off goods (i.e., sculptures of world-famous racetracks). (Complaint available here.)
  • Mary Kay v. Ageless Concepts and WG Products: Mary Kay claims that defendants committed trademark infringement through the unauthorized use of Mary Kay’s JOURNEY trademark. (Complaint available here.)
  • Sprint Solutions v. Roberson: Sprint claims (complaint available here) that defendants are perpetrators of an unlawful scheme to profit from the illegal acquisition and resale of new Sprint Phones and to prey on Sprint customers with delinquent accounts for their own financial profit.
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