The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.
STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN v. LEXISNEXIS
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN (MADISON)
Keep in mind that there is no easy way to learn of all trademarks and that is why a “trademark clearance” process is often followed before new terms or, as is seen here, images are used in commerce.
The State Bar of Wisconsin claims a trademark in an image that depicts a pillar. LexisNexis is alleged to have recently adopted a similar mark and is using it on its online directory of attorneys.
Plaintiff alleges trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and common law trademark infringement. The lawsuit requests injunctive relief and reasonable actual attorneys’ fees. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1519.