The Louisiana Record May 12, 2016, 12:41pm


NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans light manufacturer is suing an Arkansas corporation, alleging the defendant caused confusion, mistakes and deception about the source or origin of its products.

Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Inc. filed a lawsuit April 22 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Old World Lanterns By Benoit LLC of Batesville, Arkansas, alleging trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition.

According to the complaint, Bevolo' reputation and good will has been damaged and will continue to be damaged and irreparably injured because Old World Lanterns manufactured, advertised, distributed, offered for sale, and/or sold directly competing lines of lamps and lanterns under trademarks that are the same or substantially similar to Bevolo’s trademarks. 

The suit says the defendant also used the infringing trademarks on its website.

Bevolo Gas and Electric seeks a trial by jury, a permanent injunction enjoining the defendant using or registering similar Bevolo trademarks, judgment the defendant has infringed and willfully infringed Bevolo trademarks, compensation for damages, attorney fees, legal costs and all other relief the court deems reasonable. It is represented by attorney Joelle F. Evans of Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-03618

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