BHR Recovery Cmtys. Inc. v. Top Seek LLC

The plaintiff, an addiction-recovery business, alleges that the defendants tried to steal its customers, in part by changing the phone number on the plaintiff’s Google listing. Virginia’s unauthorized use of a name statute protects only natural persons, not entities like the plaintiff, so that claim fails. However, the plaintiff has sufficiently pleaded a Lanham Act claim, as well as state-law claims for trademark interference and false advertising.

Motion to dismiss granted in part and dismissed in part.

BHR Recovery Cmtys. Inc. v. Top Seek LLC, No. 3:17cv569, Nov. 29, 2018. EDVA at Richmond (Gibney).

Categories: Opinions, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia

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