Hammond; IN - Trademark attorneys for Gino's East Services of Chicago, Illinois filed a trademark infringement suit in the Northern District of Indianaalleging GE Pizza of Mishawaka, Indiana, Shamrock Management Group of Highland, Indiana, Larry Briski and Mary Briski infringed trademark registration nos. 1,511,299, 3,341,730 and 3,572,210 for the marks GINOS EAST OF CHICAGO THE ORIGINAL registered with the US Trademark Office.
Gino's East is a franchisor of pizza restaurants called "The Original Gino's East of Chicago." The complaint states that the defendants operate two franchise restaurants in
Practice Tip: Franchise agreements typically require the franchisee to promptly cease to use all of the franchise marks as well as return all items bearing the franchise marks in the event the franchise agreement is terminated. Failure to promptly comply with these provisions can lead to liability for trademark infringement, among other claims.
Complaint-Gino's East Service v Ge Pizza of Mishawaka