Evansville, IN – Trademark lawyers for Scores Holding Company of Utah filed a trademark infringement lawsuit alleging Scores, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana infringed trademark registration nos. 1,830,135; 1,830,405; 1,855,829; and 3,137,609 for marks at US Trademark Office.
According to the complaint filed by trademark attorneys for Scores Holdings, Scores Holdings created “the concept of high-end sophisticated gentleman’s club” and has a “famous and growing chain[.]” Scores Holding owns several federally registered trademarks in association with this business. Scores Holding alleges that Score’s of Evansville is also a gentleman’s club, but is not part of Scores Holding’s chain. The complaint alleges that Score’s of Evansville is a significantly lower quality establishment. Scores Holding claims that Score’s of Evansville is using the trademarked logo in violation of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1114. Scores Holding also claims false designation of origin, trademark dilution, and common law unfair competition. Intellectual property attorneys for Scores Holding have requested injunctive relief, damages and declaratory judgment.
This case has been assigned to Chief Judge Richard L. Youngand Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmannin the Southern District of Indianaand assigned case no. 3:11-cv-00053-RLY-WGH.
Practice Tip: The registration of a federal trademark grants trademark protection across the United States. A federally registered trademark creates nationwide constructive notice of a trademark’s ownership. Scores Holding claim they have national goodwill regarding their trademarks and have federal registration of the marks. Scores Holding does not own a gentleman’s club in Evansville, but can pursue their trademark infringement suit against Score’s of Evansville because of their federal registration of the trademark.Complaint – Scores Holding v Scores Inc
Further Information about the case is as follows:
Filed: April 12, 2011 as 3:2011cv00053 Updated: April 14, 2011 04:02:56
Plaintiff: SCORES HOLDING COMPANY, INC.
Defendant: SCORES, INC
Presiding Judge:Richard L. Young
Cause Of Action: Trademark Infringement