Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Names Aramark in Latest Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Indianapolis, Indiana – Plaintiff Richard N. Bell of McCordsville, Indiana initiated the latest of a string of Indiana lawsuits alleging copyright infringement of his “Indianapolis Photo,” which has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office under Registration No. VA0001785115.

This litigation, which was filed in the Southern District of Indiana, alleges that Defendant Aramark Corporation infringed Bell’s copyright by publishing his “Indianapolis Photo” on Aramark’s website.

In this intellectual property lawsuit, Bell, an Indiana copyright attorney and professional photographer, lists a single count – “Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition.” Bell states that Defendant Aramark acted “recklessly, willfully” and in “conscious disregard” of his rights under copyright law. He seeks injunctive relief along with statutory damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.

Practice Tip: Bell has filed numerous lawsuits in recent years alleging infringement of his “Indianapolis Photo” as well as his “Indianapolis Nighttime Photo.” These lawsuits have been discussed on this blog before. See:

Attorney/Photographer Sues North Carolina Hotel Operator
Attorney/Plaintiff Bell Files Three New Lawsuits Over Photo of Indianapolis Skyline
Eight New Infringement Lawsuits Filed by Attorney/Plaintiff
Attorney/Photographer Files Two New Infringement Lawsuits
Lawsuit by Frequent Copyright Litigant Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction
District Court Terminates Copyright Suit Over Photo; Plaintiff Appeals
Remaining Copyright Defendants in Bell Lawsuit to be Dismissed
Attorney/Photographer Sues Georgia Real Estate Company for Infringing Copyrighted Photo
Sovereign Immunity May Take a Toll on Bell’s Latest Copyright Lawsuit
Appellate Court Dismisses Copyright Appeal as Premature
Bell Rings in the Holiday Weekend with a New Copyright Lawsuit
Bell Files New Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Bell Sues Georgia-Based for Copyright Infringement
Richard Bell Files Two New Copyright Infringement Lawsuits
Court Prevents Copyright Plaintiff Bell from Outmaneuvering Legal System; Orders Bell to Pay Almost $34,000 in Fees and Costs
Three Default Judgments of $2,500 Ordered for Copyright Infringement
Court Orders Severance of Misjoined Copyright Infringement Complaint

Richard Bell Files Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

The case was assigned to District Judge Sarah Evans Barker and Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02291-SEB-MJD.


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