The aggressive strategy employed by IPC in defending client Griffin IT Media, Inc. against claims made by Spiradrill, Inc. in a UDRP proceeding produced a huge win.
In a calculated move on the offensive, IPC attorney Rick Sahuc filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Palm Beach, Florida, seeking a declaratory judgment that Griffin IT Media is the rightful owner of the spiradrill.com domain name. After filing the lawsuit, Spiradrill, Inc. agreed to withdraw its claim in the UDRP proceeding against our client Griffin IT Media, who will remain the rightful owner of spiradrill.com.
If you have questions about domain name disputes or would like to discuss ways the IPC team can make bold moves to help protect and grow your brand, contact our professionals at (504) 322-7166 for more information.
IPC is pleased to be counseling start-up business client HPR Group, LLC, an American textile company in Jonesboro, AR, in corporate and intellectual property matters.
[The following is excerpted from "A yarn too good to believe: 20-somethings create American textile company in Jonesboro" by George Jared (firstname.lastname@example.org) originally published on March 4, 2021 in Talk Business Politics]
Paulie “Litt” Litowsky was chatting with a friend in New York City about high-end clothing and the quality of yarn required to make such garments. The friend told Litowsky, a former childhood actor and long-time producer, that no American-owned yarn company could compete with other garment producing countries such as China.
Litowsky, known for his roles in the movies “Speed Racer,” “Doubt,” “Jersey Girl,” and hit shows such as “Hope & Faith” and “Wizards of Waverly Place,” couldn’t believe what he was hearing.
Soon after, he contacted another college-age friend, Robert Rinearson, and the two decided to start their own high-end yarn producing company, Harvest Produce Retail (HPR).
Litowsky, 25 years old and no longer acting, told Talk Business & Politics it has taken more than two years to get HPR up and producing at its facility in the Craighead Technology and Industrial Park. Yarn production began at the same time as the pandemic started to grip the world in March 2020, but Litowsky and Rinearson both said the co-owners were undeterred.
“We didn’t just talk about it … we did it,” Litowsky said. Read more here.
If you have a phenomenal new business idea, IPC professionals are available to help you navigate all the intricacies involved in a start-up business. Give us a call at (504) 322-7166 for more information.
IPC recently filed a Complaint on behalf of client, Wilco Marsh Buggies & Draglines, Inc., alleging that Weeks Marine, Inc., a New Jersey corporation doing business in Louisiana, infringed and misappropriated Wilco's intellectual property, specifically its United States Patent No. 6,918,801, entitled “AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE.”
Wilco is a builder of specialty soft terrain vehicles and equipment, including amphibious excavators from marsh buggies and cargo carriers to long-arm amphibious excavators.
If you have questions relating to patent infringement issues, the professionals at IPC can help. Give us a call at 504-322-7166.
IPC has been retained to defend Griffin IT Media, Inc., a Florida-based company, against claims made by Spiradrill, Inc. in a UDRP proceeding challenging Griffin IT Media’s ownership of the spiradrill.com domain name.
In addition to responding the complaint filed in the UDRP proceeding, IPC took Griffin IT Media on the offensive when IPC attorney Rick Sahuc, a member of the Florida bar, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Palm Beach, Florida, seeking a declaratory judgment that Griffin IT Media is the rightful owner of spiradrill.com.
If you have questions about domain name disputes or would like to discuss ways to protect and grow your brand, contact our professionals at (504) 322-7166 for more information on how IPC can help.
IPC Attorney, Stephen Kepper, recently filed and successfully settled two separate trademark infringement lawsuits in the Eastern District of Louisiana for IPC client, Align Technologies Corp., a company specializing in employment management software services. Both lawsuits stemmed from the defendant’s use of the mark “ALIGN” for their respective employment management software.
The first lawsuit was against O.C. Tanner Company and in just over a month after filing, the case was settled on favorable terms to our client with O.C. Tanner, assigning their pending trademark application “ALIGN” and all the rights and goodwill associated with the application over to our client. The second lawsuit was against Workfront, Inc., a company that has recently been acquired by Adobe for $1.5 billion. Following both cases, O.C. Tanner and Workfront stopped using the “Align” mark for their respective software services.
If you have questions relating to trademark infringement issues, the professionals at IPC can help! Give us a call at 504-322-7166.
IPC is cheering on hometown hero, Leonard Fournette, a New Orleans native and former star running back for LSU football, as we tune in to watch his Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on February 6.
In anticipation of Leonard's first Super Bowl appearance, IPC Attorney, Richard Sahuc, was honored to file an application on Leonard's behalf to register the trademark CHAMPIONSHIP LENNY for his exclusive use. Over the course of the Buccaneers' three playoff games, Leonard's outstanding play earned him the moniker "Playoff Lenny." But that nickname just doesn't quite fit now that he's helped lift his team to the Super Bowl. So go get 'em, Championship Lenny! The IPC team is rooting for you!
If you have questions about trademarks, the team of professionals at IPC can help. Give us a call at 504-322-7166.
IPC Patent Attorney, Mark Melasky, successfully helped client, CollegeAD, a sports news service that primarily covers college football, obtain federal trademark registration for its mark. CollegeAD's News Feed is a subscription service that offers the most comprehensive news and information in the college athletics industry.
If you have questions about trademarks or would like to discuss ways to protect and grow your brand, contact our professionals at (504) 322-7166 for more information on how IPC can help.