Outdoor Channel Takes Steps To Protect Its Trademarks
Files Infringement Lawsuit Against In Country TV
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Temecula, Calif., Jan. 20 — Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTD), America’s leader in Outdoor TV, today announced that The Outdoor Channel, Inc. (“Outdoor Channel”) has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against In Country Television Inc. (“In Country”), its owner and operator Performance One Media LLC and Robert J. Sigg. According to the complaint, styled The Outdoor Channel, Inc. v. In Country Television, Inc., Performance One Media, LLC and Robert J. Sigg, Case No. 10-CV-30-JHP-PJC, Outdoor Channel alleges Defendants knowingly, willingly and unlawfully infringed or contributed to the infringement of the federally registered marks of Outdoor Channel which it owns or is licensed to use, including: The Outdoor Channel™, Outdoor Channel™, Bring the Outdoors Home™, and The Wingshooter™. Outdoor Channel also alleges the actions of In Country constitute violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1125(a) and infringement of Outdoor Channel’s trade dress. Outdoor Channel is seeking damages, attorney’s fees, as well as a permanent injunction barring In Country from the infringing acts.
“Over the years, we have worked hard to establish Outdoor Channel as America’s leader in Outdoor TV, and we will fight vigorously to protect our trademarks from anyone that infringes on them,” said Tom Hornish, COO and General Counsel at Outdoor Channel.
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America’s leader in outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America’s largest and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented Skycam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.