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This lawsuit involves alleged infringement of the PORTLAND HOME SHOW and PORTLAND HOME & GARDEN SHOW trademarks.

According to the Complaint, Defendant’s business model is “to travel to a location with an established and successful home show and produce a similarly named show several weeks in advance of the established show.”

The dispute originated way back in November 1999, so there’s history between the parties.

Stay tuned for updates.

PHGS, LLC, v. L&L Exhibition Management, Inc.

Court Case Number: 3:17-cv-00795-SI
File Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Plaintiff: PHGS, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: J. Peter Staples, Jack R. Scholz of Chernoff Vilhauer LLP
Defendant: L&L Exhibition Management, Inc.
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Federal Unfair Competition, Oregon State Trademark Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Michael H. Simon