Discovery Violations Net Sanctions In Incense Biz TM Suit
By Brett Barrouquere (July 26, 2021, 2:47 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge permanently barred air freshener companies from using marks claimed by a competitor, a ruling handed down as a sanction for what the court found were intentional and repeated discovery violations.
U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May on Thursday issued a default judgment and ordered a trial on damages in a case brought by Noorani Trading against Amit F. "Danny" Bijani, AB International LLC, Nafisa Bijani, and N.F. International Inc. Noorani alleged that packaging used by Bijani, which also sells incense sticks, bore a striking resemblance to Noorani's goods and sought to recover profits from the alleged use of...
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