HOUSTON — A Houston custom signs manufacturer is suing a competitor, alleging trademark dilution, false designation of origin and unfair competition.

National Signs LLC filed a complaint on Jan. 18, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Nationwide Signs LLC, alleging the competitor violated the Lanham Act.

According to the complaint, as a result of Nationwide Signs' infringing activities, National Signs has suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable injury to its business reputation unless the defendant is enjoined by the court. The plaintiff alleges the defendant infringed on the plaintiff's trademark by changing its business name to Nationwide Signs and directly competing against the plaintiff in the same geographic area.

National Signs seeks trial by jury, temporary and permanent injunctive relief restraining the defendant from using the newly coined Nationwide Signs name in its business, monetary relief, punitive and exemplary damages, attorney fees, costs, interest and disbursements and all other just relief. It is represented by attorney John H. McFarland of Joyce + McFarland LLP in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 2:17-cv-01320

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