NEW ORLEANS – A Houston
company is seeking a judgment that it is not infringing a Mandeville company's trademark.
Nationwide Signs LLC filed a complaint on Jan.
16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
National Signs LLC seeking declaratory judgment.
According to the complaint, the defendant claims
it owns the rights, title and interest for the National Signs trademark and has
asserted that the plaintiff is infringing its mark with its Nationwide Signs
name. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant's trademark is generic and not
entitled to any protection.
The plaintiff requests seeks declaration and
judgment that defendant's trademark is invalid and void and unenforceable and
that plaintiff has not at any time infringed the same, award for costs of this
suit and such other just and proper relief. It is represented by Walter W.
Christy, Stuart G. Richeson, Amanda W. Goldman and Gillian B. Gibbs of Coats
Rose PC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-00389