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Burris Carpet Plus, Inc. v. Burris, et al.

Docket No. 20090104
Oral Argument: Friday, September 4, 2009 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
Burris Carpet Plus, Inc. Plaintiff, Appellant
and Cross-Appellee
v.
Jerrod Burris, Derek
Burris, and Dan Burris, Defendants, Appellees
and Cross-Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OTHER (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 07-C-01441
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Karen Kosanda Braaten
2010 ND 118785 N.W.2d 164
Oral Argument 9/4/2009

Highlight

To prevail on a trademark infringement claim, a plaintiff must first show it has a valid mark that merits protection.
A valid trademark is a distinctive mark, symbol, or designation used by a producer or manufacturer to identify and distinguish its services or goods from the services or goods of others.
Ownership rights in a trademark accrue when the mark is used or displayed in the marketplace.
The use of a corporate name in connection with goods or services is not "use" of each word in the name for trademark purposes.
A name that a business entity uses that is not required to be registered as a trade name may still be registered to receive the protections of the trade name statutes.
State and federal courts have concurrent jurisdiction over claims arising under the Lanham Act.
When there is no express constitutional or statutory declaration upon a subject, the common law is applied.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/11/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) (PDF) View
06/25/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris) (e-filed) View
06/25/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (Derek Burris) View
07/12/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant (E-filed) (PDF) View
07/23/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellees Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jacey Layne Johnston - 06214
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE John Benjamin Wangberg - 06471
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Mark R Western - 06181
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE DeWayne Alan Johnston - 05763
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Patrick W Fisher - 02888
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE William P Harrie - 04411

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/20/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/18/2009
2 04/01/2009 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris) (filed in trial court on 3-27-09)
3 04/09/2009 Amended Notice of Appeal (filed in trial court on 3-31-09)
4 04/09/2009 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Derek Burris) (filed in trial court on 3-31-09)
5 04/15/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL (not rec'd 50-51, 58-59, 81-82, 91, 111, 187-191, 201, 229)
6 04/22/2009 Rec'd Supp. Clerk's Certificate of Record (entry nos. 230-234)
7 04/27/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
8 04/27/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
9 04/27/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - MAT - Granted : 05/07/2009
10 05/07/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
11 05/07/2009 E-FILED MOTION
12 05/07/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/11/2009
13 05/11/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) (PDF) View
14 05/11/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB) (PDF)
15 05/11/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
16 05/11/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
17 05/15/2009 2nd Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated May 13, 2009 (Entry No. 235).
18 05/18/2009 A Certificate of Service indicates that opposing counsel were served with ATA on 5-16-09
19 05/18/2009 Received $25 for e-filed ATB (Receipt # 18851)
20 05/20/2009 Received $128.50 surcharge for e-filed Appellant's Appendix (receipt #18854)
21 05/20/2009 Received 7 copies of Appellant's Brief from CSD.
22 05/20/2009 Received 6 copies of Appellant's Appendix from CSD
23 06/02/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris) (e-filed)
24 06/02/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/AEB - Jerrod & Dan Burris)
25 06/02/2009 Joinder of Appellee Derek Burris to Jerrod & Dan Burris's Mot/Ext/AEB (e-filed)
26 06/02/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Joinder of Derek Burris to Dan & Jerrod Burris' Mot/Ext/AEB)
27 06/02/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (Mot/Ext/AEB) - Granted : 06/26/2009
28 06/02/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (Mot/Ext/AEB) - Granted : 06/26/2009
29 06/19/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed)
30 06/19/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA) (CD-ROM)
31 06/22/2009 Received $2.00 surcharge for AEA (Receipt No. 18896)
32 06/25/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris) (e-filed) View
33 06/25/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB of Jerrod & Dan Burris)
34 06/26/2009 Received $25 surcharge for AEB of Jerrod & Dan Burris (Receipt #18904)
35 06/29/2009 Received 7 cc of AEB (Jerrod & Dan Burris) from Central Duplicating
36 06/29/2009 Received 6 cc AEA (Jerrod & Dan Burris) from Central Duplicating
37 06/25/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (Derek Burris) View
38 06/25/2009 E-FILED BRIEF - Derek Burris AEB
39 06/26/2009 Received $25 surcharge for Derek Burris AEB (Receipt #18903)
40 07/06/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB (Derek Burris) from Central Duplicating.
41 07/09/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
42 07/09/2009 E-FILED MOTION
43 07/09/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/13/2009
44 07/12/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant (E-filed) (PDF) View
45 07/12/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (Reply Brief) (PDF)
46 07/16/2009 Received copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
47 07/16/2009 Third Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated July 14, 2009, entries 236, 237 & 238
48 07/23/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellees Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris View
49 07/23/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB of Appellees Jerrod Burris & Dan Burris)
50 07/23/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT MAILED
51 07/27/2009 Received 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating.
52 09/04/2009 APPEARANCES:DeWayne Johnston and Jacey Johnston/Patrick W. Fisher/Mark R. Western
53 09/04/2009 ARGUED: DeWayne Johnston/Patrick W. Fisher/Mark R. Western
54 09/04/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
55 06/30/2010 DISPOSITION
56 06/30/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
57 06/30/2010 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee.
58 07/01/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
59 07/20/2010 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing
60 07/20/2010 E-FILED MOTION
61 07/20/2010 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/28/2010
62 08/04/2010 MANDATE
63 08/09/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
64 10/20/2020 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed