Lewis & Clark Outfitters filed a trademark infringement action against L.C. Industries (Case No. 07-, Western District of Arkansas, filed 9/26/07). The Complaint alleges that L.C. Industries has infringed Lewis & Clark’s numerous trademark registrations and fraudulently obtained registrations for “Lewis N. Clark” from the USPTO. The Complaint also states that the companies communicated with each other in 2000 about trademark issues, but L.C. Industries recently threatened to file a lawsuit against Lewis & Clark.
This case could have an interesting twist. Earlier this year, Lewis & Clark filed a trademark infringement action against Mahco, Inc. (previously posted 5/1/07) L.C. Industries also filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Mahco in the Northern District of Illinois (filed 2/5/07, see Justia docket summary here).