Fort Wayne, Indiana – An Indiana trademark lawyer for Weekends Only, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that AK Distribution LLC and KASH Subsidiaries, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, one or both of which does business as “Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress Clearance Outlet,” infringed the trademarks WEEKENDS ONLY and WEEKENDS ONLY FURNITURE OUTLET, U.S. Registration Numbers 2,669,149; 2,697,959; 2,834,336; and 2,891,146, which have been registered by the U.S. Trademark Office.
Plaintiff Weekends Only, Inc. operates business establishments in Indiana and Missouri. It contends that it owns and has used various trademarks, currently registered by the U.S. Trademark Office, that include the words “Weekends Only” since approximately 1997. These trademarks have been registered in Class 35 for “Retail store services featuring furniture.”
In this federal lawsuit, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants AK Distribution LLC and KASH Subsidiaries, Inc. have used and continue to use confusingly similar versions of the WEEKENDS ONLY and WEEKENDS ONLY FURNITURE OUTLET trademarks. In so doing, states Plaintiff, Defendants have committed trademark infringement under federal and state law, unfair competition under the state law of Indiana, false designation of origin, injury to business reputation and/or trademarks, common law unfair competition.
In the complaint, filed by an Indiana trademark attorney for Plaintiff, the following claims are alleged:
• Count I: Infringement of Federally-Registered Trademark
• Count II: Infringement of Common Law Rights in Trademarks
• Count III: Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices in Violation of Indiana Code § 24-5-0.5-1 et seq.
• Count IV: False Designation of Origin Under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a)
• Count V: Common Law Unfair Competition
• Count VI: Motion for Permanent Injunctive Relief
Plaintiff asks the court for injunctive relief and damages.
The case was assigned to Judge Theresa Springmann and Magistrate Judge Susan L. Collins in the Northern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:15-cv-00156-TLS-SLC.