Ruemmele Sues Fundex Games for Trademark and Copyright Infringement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Intellectual property attorneys for Jane Ruemmele of Indiana have filed an infringement lawsuit against Fundex Games, Ltd. of Indianapolis, IN.

The plaintiff created a game in which the players place historical events described on cards in chronological order and markets this game under the trademark CHRONOLOGY(R), as registered with the U.S. Trademark Office under Trademark Registration No. 2,044,867. Copyrights in the game have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. The defendant acquired the company to whom the plaintiff licensed her game, but the complaint alleges that defendant failed to pay royalties for game sales and continues to sell the game despite the end of the license. Among others, causes of action are brought for breach of the license contract, trademark infringement, counterfeiting, unfair competition, copyright infringement, and trademark dilution.

This case has been assigned to Senior Judge Larry J. McKinney and Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker in the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-00349-LJM-TAB.

Practice Tip: A copyright is actually a “bundle” of rights, including the rights of reproduction and distribution, and a copyrighted work may be licensed, as done by the plaintiff in this case, entirely or in part, with the copyright holder retaining some rights.Complaint – Ruemmele v. Fundex

Further information about this case is as follows:

Filed: March 24, 2010 as 1:2010cv00349 Updated: April 7, 2010 15:35:43

Plaintiff: JANE RUEMMELE

Defendant: FUNDEX GAMES, LTD.

Presiding Judge:Judge Larry J. McKinney

Referring Judge:Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker

Cause Of Action: Trademark Infringement

Court:

Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Southern District Court

Type:Intellectual Property > Trademark

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