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Jayaram Law Group, LTD. Obtains Permanent Injunction on Behalf of Flats Chicago LLC in Trademark Infringement Action
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Vivek Jayaram of the Jayaram Law Group, LTD. obtained a permanent injunction on behalf of the firm’s client, Flats Chicago, LLC (“Flats”), and against Three Corners Development, Inc. (“Three Corners”) in a trademark action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. As alleged in the Complaint, Flats began using the trademark Flats in connection with…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Counterclaims Asserted Against Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation
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On January 8, 2015, the Honorable Gary S. Feinerman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed 9 counterclaims asserted against Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation, a longstanding client of Jayaram Law Group, LTD. In Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation v. John Coyne, Case No. 13-2298, Slep-Tone Entertainment sued Mr. Coyne, a Chicago-area karaoke jockey, for unlawfully copying and…

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Jayaram Law Group Obtains Injunction and Prevails in Longstanding Jurisdictional Dispute in E.D. Mich.
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Vivek Jayaram of the Jayaram Law Group, LTD. represents the NRI Academy of Sciences, a medical college and public hospital in Hyderabad, India.  In 2012, the firm filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the Indo-American Health and Education Foundation (“IHEF”) and its President, Dr. Apparao Mukkamala (also a director of NRI), for converting funds belonging to the medical school.…

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Jayaram Law Group Prevails in Persuading Court to Uphold Critical Trademark Rights in Slep-Tone Anti-Piracy Case
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In a broad-based victory for trademark rights, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is allowing several lawsuits to proceed against defendants accused of profiting from pirated karaoke tracks. The most recent ruling, issued by Judge Gary Feinerman, rejected a motion to dismiss filed by the defendant and confirms the widely adopted position the Federal Courts have…

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Dowries and Distortions: Fighting False Accusations through International Law
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India prohibits spousal exploitation, including dowry payments and harassment. But, these laws are often manipulated to extort innocent spouses and their families. For persons wrongly accused, expert legal advice can be the difference between a timely acquittal or a lengthy investigation involving police, the courts, and even Interpol.   What is the law?   India disallows dowries, or payment as…

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Enforcing Foreign Judgments in U.S. Courts Part I
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Your company worked hard to litigate its case in India, where the court just granted you a favorable ruling against an American defendant. The gavel falls and the order is stamped. But, how do you enforce it? For a plaintiff, enforcing a judgment determines whether litigation produces moral vindication or tangible results. Where parties are located in different jurisdictions, or…

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Seeking Justice in the Correct Jurisdiction
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The United States judicial system is a web of state courts and federal courts, bankruptcy courts and tax courts, administrative courts and special appeals courts. Not every court can hear every type of case, and it is the plaintiff’s responsibility to file suit in the correct forum. If the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, the defendant can motion to dismiss…

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First Steps for Defending a Lawsuit in the United States
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Learning that a lawsuit has been filed against your company is never welcome news, especially when the case is proceeding in a foreign country. But, an Indian company sued in the United States has important rights that can potentially defeat the plaintiff’s case. The successful defendant will know the law, and object at the first deviation. Step One: Service of…

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Serving Process on an Indian Company: Know the Facts
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Executing service of process could be the difference between enforcing your rights or getting bogged down in expensive, time-consuming litigation. But you need a plan, especially if you are trying to proceed against an international party. No matter how strong your claim is on the merits, the case will collapse if process is served incorrectly. In the case of a…

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Jayaram Law Group Represents FilmOn in Critical Copyright Litigation
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Jayaram Law Group, LTD. has filed a declaratory action in Federal Court in Chicago to declare it has not infringed the copyrights of a Chicago-based PBS licensee by retransmitting the station’s programs over the Internet. The case is the latest in hotly contested and closely followed copyright litigation between and among FilmOn, the networks, and Aereo, FilmOn’s primary competitor in…

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