The good folks from the firm of Leason Ellis have continued litigating against select companies that send solicitations to trademark owners.
From the Leason & Ellis website:
OUR CASE AGAINST PATENT & TRADEMARK AGENCY MOVES FORWARD
Posted on 10 July 2014
In a decision dated July 2, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss our claim for false advertising against Patent & Trademark Agency LLC and Armens Oganesjans. Among other things, our complaint alleges that defendants mail confusing “reminder” notices to trademark owners that appear to be government-issued and falsely state that the owners’ trademarks are about to expire. These notices are actually solicitations, which defendants distribute to mislead trademark owners into using defendants’ services. See http://goo.gl/i68JlT for a copy of the decision.
To read more on this matter, including the Memorandum Decision, see:
- The Trademark Blog by Marty Schimmer of Leason Ellis: False Advertising Cause Maintained in Our “Trademark Scammer” Case
- IPWatchdog: Leason Ellis Continues to Fight Deceptive Trademark Practices