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 FindTicketsFast.com 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