TexasFile, LLC Sues Tyler Technologies, Inc. For Trademark Infringement And Unfair Competition To Prevent Consumer Confusion

Oct 31, 2013, 14:56 ET from TexasFile, LLC

FRISCO, Texas, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 30, 2013, TexasFile, LLC filed a lawsuit against Tyler Technologies, Inc., d/b/a TexFile.com, for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The complaint alleges that TexFile.com copied TexasFile's distinctive name and logo for TexasFile's highly successful website, www.TexasFile.com, which launched in 2006.

"TexasFile invested thousands of dollars and spent several years developing consumer recognition of our trademarks, which include our distinctive name and logo," said President Jason Smith. "It is wrong for a competitor, like TexFile, to imitate our trademarks in a way that is likely to confuse consumers for their own gain."

The complaint alleges that TexFile.com intentionally chose to use a business name, domain name, and logo that are so similar to TexasFile's trademarks that they are likely to confuse consumers. "The confusing nature of these copycat trademarks could also mislead consumers and others to wrongfully believe that the copycat is TexasFile or that the two companies are somehow related – neither of which is true," said Jason Smith.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Sherman, Texas, alleges trademark infringement, unfair competition, and trademark dilution by Tyler Technologies, which is based in Dallas. TexasFile's complaint asks the court to prohibit TexFile.com from using the name TexFile, the domain name TexFile.com, its confusingly similar logo, or any other trademarks that infringe on TexasFile's trademarks and that are likely to confuse consumers.

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John T. Cox III
Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP