Taurus Flavors, Inc. v. More Flavors, Inc., No. 15 C 265, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 20, 2016) (Alonso, J.).

Judge Alonso denied plaintiff Taurus Flavors’ motion for default judgment against More Flavors and the individual defendant More Flavors’ principal in this Lanham Act case.

The Court had previously defaulted both defendants for failure

Great Eastern Entertainment Co. v. Naeemi, No. 14 C 4731, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 5, 2015) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.).

Judge Leinenweber denied defendant’s Rule 11 motion in this trademark and copyright dispute regarding alleged sale of unauthorized plush toys and backpacks at anime conventions.

As an initial matter, the Court held that Rule

Black & Decker Corp. v. Positec USA Inc., No. 11 C 5426, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 5, 2015) (Dow, J.).

Judge Dow denied defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff Black & Decker’s (“B&D”) jury demand as to their Lanham Act claim for defendant’s profits.

While the Lanham Act suggested the possibility of a jury

Cumberland Pharms., Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 2, 2015) (Pallmeyer, J.).

Judge Pallmeyer, after a bench trial, found that defendants (collectively “Mylan”) had not met their burden of proving plaintiff Cumberland’s ‘445 patent – to an intravenous treatment for suspected acetaminophen overdoses – was invalid

Black & Decker v. Positec USA, Inc., No. 11 C 5426, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 5, 2015) (Dow, J.).

Judge Dow entered the jury verdict in this Lanham Act case involving plaintiff’s (collectively “Black & Decker”) black and yellow Dewalt color scheme. The jury found as follows:

  • Defendants Positec and R W Direct

Chicago Bd. Options Ex., Inc. v. Int’l. Secs. Ex., LLC, No. 07 C 623, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 10, 2014) (Lefkow, J.).

Judge Lefkow granted in part Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (“CBOE”) § 285 motion for attorney’s fees after International Securities Exchange (“ISE”) stipulated to CBOE’s noninfringement, the Court entered final judgment and

Kinsey v. Jambow, Ltd., No. 14 C 2236, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 4, 2014) (St. Eve, J.).

Judge St. Eve granted in part plaintiffs’ motion for default judgment in this music copyright case involving three reggae songs. The Court awarded plaintiffs $22,500 in statutory damages, a permanent injunction and their reasonable attorney’s fees.

World Trade Centers Assoc., Inc. v. World Trade Ill., No. 14 C 6237, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.).

Judge Darrah granted plaintiff World Trade Centers Association (“WTCA”) contempt motion in this Lanham Act dispute involving WTCA’s World Trade Center marks. In a previous suit, the parties entered a consent decree

Chrome Hearts LLC v. Partnerships & Unincorporated Assocs. Identified on Schedule A, No. 15 C 3491, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2015) (Kendall, J.).

Judge Kendall granted plaintiff Chrome Hearts’ default judgment against various defendants (the “Defaulting Defendants”) holding that each defendant was infringing the CHROME HEARTS trademarks. The Court previously entered a

Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.).

Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu Media sufficiently pled copyright infringement: 1) Malibu Media owned a copyright in the movie; and 2) defendant downloaded