On April 12, 2014, FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”), a Georgia based law firm, brought a trademark infringement action against Juris Law Group (“Juris”), a law firm with its principal place of business in Century City, California.  The complaint, filed in the Northern District of Georgia, alleges trademark infringement of the trademark “THE NEXT GENERATION LAW FIRM,” which was registered on August 18, 2009 – Reg. No. 3,945,221.  

FisherBroyles has grown from one office in Atlanta to ten offices with 80 partners nationwide.  The complaint alleges that Juris not only misappropriated the FisherBroyles Mark, but also copied many of FisherBroyles webpages verbatim.  Allegations include that Juris’ infringement has continued after actual notice and is, therefore, willful and without regard to FisherBroyles’ registration.

The use of the Mark by the two parties as downloaded from their websites is set forth below:

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FisherBroyles seeks an injunction, an accounting of profits, damages, treble profits or damages under 15 U.S.C. § 1117, attorneys’ fees, costs, and other relief as appropriate.

The case is FisherBroyles, LLP v Juris Law Group, No. 1:14-cv-01101-WSD, filed 04/12/14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, and has been assigned to U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr.