Three Rivers Alleges Trademark Infringement against Parker Compound Bows re: Tomahawk Bows Mark

Fort Wayne, IN – Three Rivers Archery Supply, Inc. of Ashley, Indiana, along with Dale and Sandra Karch, have filed a trademark infringement 3Rivers.JPGsuit against Parker Compound Bows, Inc. of Virginia. The suit alleges infringement of the mark TOMAHAWK BOWS, Registration No. 3, 156,258 issued by the US Trademark Office. The plaintiff claims that Parker has been distributing crossbows using the name TOMAHAWK, which infringes their products and could be confusing to the public.”

Practice Tip: The complaint does not appear to allege sufficient facts that would give the court personal jurisdiction over the defendant Parker. It merely alleges, “On information and belief, Parker has been conducting continuous and systematic business by marketing and selling infringing bows and related materials and equipment within the State of Indiana and within the Northern District of Indiana.” It is also curious that the TOMAHAWK registration is owned by Dale and Sandra Karch individually, yet the complaint alleges that they do not sell bows – only Three Rivers Archery is alleged to sell bows.

This case has been assigned Chief Judge Philip P. Simon and Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey of the Northern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:12-cv-00390-PPS-RBC.


Three Rivers vs. Parker Compound Bows Inc., et al., Complaint

Three Rivers Archery Supply Inc et al v. Parker Compound Bows Inc
Filed: November 7, 2012 as 1:2012cv00390 Updated: November 8, 2012 22:11:15
Plaintiffs: Three Rivers Archery Supply Inc , Dale Karch and Sandra Karch
Defendant: Parker Compound Bows Inc
Cause Of Action: Trademark Infringement
Court: Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Northern District Court
Type: Intellectual Property > Trademark

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