Sweetwater Sound Sues Audiolines.com for Trademark Infringement


Fort Wayne, Indiana – Trademark lawyers for Sweetwater Sound, Inc. of Fort Wayne, IN, filed a lawsuit alleging J2 Electronics Group, Ltd. d/b/a Audiolines.com of Chicago infringed Trademark Registration No. 3,652,215 for the mark SWEETWATER, as registered with the U.S. Trademark Office in connection with, among other things, audio recording equipment and online retail store services.

Both parties are in the business of selling “audio recording and reproduction equipment, musical instruments and accessories.” The plaintiff asserts in its complaint that the defendant has misappropriated the registered trademark and is using it in connection with the sale of musical recording products and on its Web site.

This case has been assigned to Chief Judge Philip P. Simon and Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbeyin the Northern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-00219-PPS-RBC.

Practice Tip: Unlike patents, trademark registrations may be renewed perpetually, so long as the mark is being used in commerce with the cited goods and/or services.

Complaint – Sweet Water v. J2

Further information about the case is as follows:

Filed: July 7, 2010 as 1:2010cv00219 Updated: July 8, 2010 00:11:31

Plaintiff: Sweetwater Sound Inc

Defendant: J2 Electronics Group Ltd

Presiding Judge: Philip P Simon

Referring Judge: Roger B Cosbey

Cause Of Action: Trademark Infringement

Court: Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Northern District Court

Type: Intellectual Property > Trademark

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