by Christy Howard Parsons

2005 Copyright Walking Horse Report

Don Bell told the Report Tuesday, Dec. 6, that he is unaware of the law suit filed by TWHBEA against the NWHA.

"I have not been served any papers," said Bell. "Apparently you all know more about it than I do."

Craig Evans announced in the TWHBEA Annual Membership meeting that TWHBEA filed suit Friday, December 2, against the National Walking Horse Association for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and intentional interference with TWHBEA’s business relations.

The suit seeks first a preliminary injunction and then a permanent injunction against NWHA from these actions as well as copying TWHBEA’s registry or any other TWHBEA information and using TWHBEA marks. The suit seeks statutory damages of $150,000 as well as treble and punitive damages and attorneys fees.