Delta Faucet Sues Watermark Designs for Patent and Trademark Infringement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Intellectual property attorneys for Masco Corporation of Indiana d/b/a Delta Faucet Company of Indianapolis, IN, have filed a lawsuit alleging Watermark Designs, Ltd.of Brooklyn, NY, has infringed both Patent No. 6,962,168, titled CAPACITIVE TOUCH ON/OFF CONTROL FOR AN AUTOMATIC RESIDENTIAL FAUCET and issued by the U.S. Patent Office, and Trademark Registration No. 3,676,837 for the mark TOUCH20, as registered with the U.S. Trademark Office in connection with plumbing products, namely, faucets.

In its complaint, Delta Faucet asserts that Watermark, without a license or any other authorization, is making, using, selling, or offering for sale, faucets that embody the inventions claimed in the ‘168 patent and marketing those products under a confusingly-similar TOUCH27 mark. With regard to the trademark, the plaintiff also brings causes of action for false designation of origin, false advertising, and unfair competition.

This case has been assigned to Judge Sarah Evans Barker and Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson in the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-00716-SEB-JMS.Complaint – Masco v. Watermark

Further information about this case is as follows:

Filed: June 10, 2010 as 1:2010cv00716 Updated: June 10, 2010 21:11:22

Plaintiff: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA

Defendant: WATERMARK DESIGNS, LTD.

Judge: Sarah Evans Barker

Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement

Court:

Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Southern District Court

Type:Intellectual Property > Patent

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