Broward Rehab Centers, Inc. (BRC) the owner of the federally registered 411PAIN trademark (U.S. Reg. No. 2,621,497), recently won a lawsuit against competitor 888-444-PAIN, Inc. The judgment awarded BRC $5,000,000 in damages and a permanent injunction against 888-444-PAIN, Inc. from using ‘411’, ‘PAIN’ or any confusingly similar variation thereof.
The court found that BRC’s 411PAIN trademark is distinctive and has acquired consumer recognition and symbolizes the goodwill that 411PAIN has created amongst consumers looking for information about auto accidents, slip and fall accidents and other types of accidental injuries throughout the United States.
On their BusinessWire article Broward Rehab Center, Inc. (411PAIN) Obtains $5 Million Dollar Judgment and a Permanent Injunction against Competitor Using 444PAIN, BRC/411PAIN provides readers with a short history of the company;