Ornamental paint suppliers accuse competitors of trademark infringement

Two decorative paint suppliers are taking legal action against a Georgia company and 3 individuals, declaring trademark violation.

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

According to the grievance, the complainants have suffered and will continue to suffer permanent injury to its business credibility and trademark dilution unless the offenders are restrained by the court. The complainants declare the accused created a marketplace of confusion, offered powder for use with ornamental paints and provided its powder for sale under the terms Webster Chalk Paint Powder, which directly infringed the complainants’ Chalk Paint trademark. You can read more about US patent attorney here.

Trademark infringement

The complainants look for a trial by jury, initial and long-term telling the defendants from more acts of violation, a monetary award resulting from the accused unapproved use of the Chalk Paint trademark, lawyer charges and costs, and other relief the court deems correct. 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.

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