Florida Federal Magistrate Denies Dismissal In Trademark Dispute Over ‘Genesis’

Mealey's (December 15, 2015, 12:43 PM EST) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A plaintiff’s amended complaint, filed two weeks after an original complaint was stricken as an impermissible “shotgun pleading,” asserts a claim for trademark infringement sufficient to withstand a defendant’s motion to dismiss, a Florida federal magistrate judge ruled Dec. 14 (JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting LLC v. OpenGateFarmFL LLC, No. 15-324, M.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166857).

(Order available. Document #16-160105-005R.)

According to U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip R. Lammens of the Middle District of Florida, “a review of the amended complaint reveals that plaintiff...
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