New Albany, Indiana – Trademark lawyers for Batesville Services, Inc. of Batesville, IN, initiated litigation alleging Cremation Options, LLC of Denver, CO, through content on its Web site, infringed Trademark Registration No. 1,922,043 for the mark OPTIONS, Trademark Registration No. 2,052,105 for the mark OPTIONS & Design, and Trademark Registration No. 2,344,840 for the mark OPTIONS, all of which have been registered by the U.S. Trademark Office in connection with cremation goods and services. The plaintiff also alleges infringement of catalog, video, and image copyrights which have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Officeand that the defendants’ registration of thewww.cremationoptions.comdomain name is a violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in light of the plaintiff’s priorwww.cremation-options.comdomain registration.
Practice Tip: Generally speaking, cybersquatting is registering, selling, or otherwise using an Internet domain name in bad faith, with the intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to another party.
Further information about this case is as follows:
Filed: October 15, 2010 as 4:2010cv00129 Updated: October 15, 2010 22:06:22
Plaintiff: BATESVILLE SERVICES, INC.
Defendants: A. J. STYLES, CREMATION OPTIONS, LLC, DUSTIN RHODES, JOHN DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 and others
Presiding Judge:Richard L. Young
Cause Of Action: Trademark Infringement