Indianapolis, Indiana – Copyright counsel for Bedrock Builders Incorporated of Noblesville, IN, have filed a lawsuit alleging Town Square Homes LLC of Westfield, IN; Tony McLaughlin of Westfield, IN; and Tom Mayer and Erin Mayer of Fishers, IN, infringed technical drawings and architectural works which have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
More particularly, residential architecture is the subject of the drawings and architecture, and the Mayers are alleged to have toured the plaintiff’s model homes in multiple times. Subsequently, the defendants are said to have created, or had created, technical drawings of a house, which was eventually constructed, that is substantially similar to the plaintiff’s flagship model toured by the Mayers.
This case has been assigned to Chief Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker in the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-01294-RLY-TAB.
Practice Tip: Copyright protection for architecture can be applied to subject matter such as blueprints, drawings, elevations, floor plans, models, computer-generated images of a design, and actual buildings.
Complaint – Bedrock Builders v. Town Square by pauloverhauser on Scribd
Further information about this case is as follows:
Filed: October 15, 2010 as 1:2010cv01294 Updated: October 15, 2010 22:06:28
Plaintiff: BEDROCK BUILDERS INCORPORATED
Defendants: ERIN MAYER, TOM MAYER, TONY MCLAUGHLIN and TOWN SQUARE HOMES, LLC
Presiding Judge:Richard L. Young
Referring Judge:Tim A. Baker
Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement
Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Southern District Court
Type:Intellectual Property > Copyright