Narconon Rehab Centers sued by Certification Board (USA) for Trademark Infringement and Civil Conspiracy
Indiana Intellectual Property Blog
Kenan Farrell in Indiana
March 28, 2016
Plaintiff, the National Association of Forensic Counselors, is a Certification Board providing nationally accredited certifications for professionals working with criminal offenders in the fields of criminal justice, corrections, addictions and mental health.
Defendants (a long list, including numerous Narconon rehab centers and the Church of Scientology, is listed in the Complaint below) are alleged to have falsely claimed certification by Plaintiff. The Complaint includes a “Civil Conspiracy” claim, alleging that there was a common plan by all Defendants to intentionally falsely claim the certifications.
a common plan by all Defendants to intentionally falsely claim the certifications
Court Case Number: 1:16-cv-00101-JD-SLC
File Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Plaintiff: National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc., American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors Inc. d/b/a American College of Certified Forensic Counselors
Plaintiff Counsel: Jessica Wegg of Saeed & Little, LLP
Defendant: Narconon International et al (see Complaint for full list of Defendants)
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Civil Conspiracy
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Jon E. DeGuilio
Referred To: Susan L. Collins
Click to view full complaint document at Scribd.
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