Arbor Home Building Corporation Sues Miller Custom Homes for Copyright Infringement

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Copyright attorneys for Arbor Home Building Corporation of Fort Wayne, IN, have initiated litigation against Miller Custom Homes, LLC of Leo, IN, alleging an infringement of an architectural drawing which has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Both the plaintiff and defendant design and build residential homes. The plaintiff Arbor Home claims that the defendant Miller has built a home which is “substantially similar” to plaintiff’s Mariam style of house, illustrated in the copyrighted drawing and built as a model in Fort Wayne.

This case has been assigned to Chief Judge Philip P. Simon and Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey in the Northern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-00316-PPS-RBC.

Practice Tip: In general, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.

Complaint – Arbor Home v. Miller

Further Information about the case is as follows:

Plaintiff:

Arbor Home Building Corporation

Defendant:

Miller Custom Homes LLC

Case Number:

1:2010cv00316

Filed:

September 8, 2010

Court:

Indiana Northern District Court

Office:

Fort Wayne Office [ Court Info ]

County:

Allen

Presiding Judge:

Philip P Simon

Referring Judge:

Roger B Cosbey

Nature of Suit:

Intellectual Property – Copyrights

Cause:

17:101

Jurisdiction:

Federal Question

Jury Demanded By:

Plaintiff

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