The Louisiana Record Apr. 26, 2016, 2:13pm


NEW ORLEANS — Two decorative paint distributors are suing a Georgia company and three individuals, alleging trademark infringement. 

Jolie Design & Décor Inc. and Annie Sloan Interiors LTD filed a lawsuit April 8 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Websters Chalk Paint Powder LLC of Newman, Georgia, Lorraine C. Beckman, Toy Nicole Goodwin and Heather Dohn Miller, alleging they violated the Lanham Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs have suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable injury to its business reputation and trademark dilution unless the defendants are restrained by the court. The plaintiffs allege the defendants created a marketplace of confusion, sold powder for use with decorative paints and offered its powder for sale under the terms Webster Chalk Paint Powder, which directly infringed the plaintiffs' Chalk Paint trademark.

The plaintiffs seek a trial by jury, preliminary and permanent enjoining the defendants from further acts of infringement, a monetary award resulting from the defendants’ unauthorized use of the Chalk Paint trademark, attorney fees and costs, and other relief the court deems proper. They are represented by attorneys Theodore S. Owers III, Raymond G. Areaux, Ian C. Barras, Emily L. Gummer and J Matthew Miller III of Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02929

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