Louisiana Federal Judge: Area Of Use, Secondary Meaning Questions Preclude Ruling
(August 24, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT) -- BATON ROUGE, La. — A declaratory judgment plaintiff’s request for summary judgment that it did not infringe the “Audobon” trademark when it adopted a nearly identical name was denied Aug. 22 by a Louisiana federal judge, who cited the existence of genuine issues of material fact that are yet to be resolved (Audubon Real Estate Associates LLC v. Audobon Realty LLC, No. 15-115, M.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111437).
(Order available. Document #16-160906-018R.)
According to U.S. Judge Shelly D. Dick of the Middle District of...