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Which Grupo Bryndis is Legit?
Highest Court W.D. Texas
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Band Member(s)
Business Entity of Artist(s)
Defendants Band Member(s)
Other Grupo Bryndis
Short Description Grupo Bryndis is an internationally-known Mexican musical group that has existed in some form continuously since 1983. Plaintiffs in this case are the band's recognized leader and the corporation he controls. Despite the band's successes, it appears no one had ever applied for and received a federal trademark for their name. Defendants are former members of the group who formed a new band, initially called Bohemios de Bryndis, that later began billing itself as Grupo Bryndis, and then filed a trademark application for the name. Plaintiff sued for numerous trademark- and property-related causes of action, requesting a preliminary injunction preventing the band from using the name further. The court found that, despite the confusion that might occur among the band's fans due to two different bands using the same name, monetary damages were sufficient to remedy any harm done to Plaintiff, and thus a preliminary injunction, which requires irreparable harm causing damage that cannot be cured by adequate remedies at law, was inappropriate. - LSW

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Preliminary Injunction
Copyrights Infringement Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Torts Dignitary Torts Product/Commercial Disparagement & Injury to Business Reputation
  Property Torts Conversion
    Misappropriation of Property
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts
  Federal (Trademark Dilution Act) Trademark Dilution


Opinions Grupo Bryndis, Inc. v. Hinojosa
2010 WL 5174368
W.D. Texas , December 15, 2010 ( Civil Action No. SA-10-CV-0329 FB (NN) )


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Related Searches Parties
Band Member(s) ( Plaintiff )
Band Member(s) ( Defendant )
Business Entity of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )
Grupo Bryndis ( Other )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Preliminary Injunction
Copyrights / Infringement / Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Torts / Dignitary Torts / Product/Commercial Disparagement & Injury to Business Reputation
Torts / Property Torts / Conversion
Torts / Property Torts / Misappropriation of Property
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Trademark Dilution Act) / Trademark Dilution

Courts
W.D. Texas (highest court)


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