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Antique store owner alleges Jefferson County woman is unlawfully using Finders Keepers mark

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 26, 2017

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BENTON - The owner of an Indiana antique and consignment store alleges a Jefferson County woman is unlawfully using his mark to offer the same services.

Adam K. Smith filed a complaint on July 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Sara Piercy, doing business as Finders Keepers Consignment and Resale, alleging trademark infringement.

According to the complaint, Smith is the registered owner of Finders Keepers trademark and operates the Finders Keepers Vendor Outlet Mall. The plaintiff alleges that he has suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable harm from the defendant unless the court enjoins defendant’s infringing activities. 

The plaintiff alleges Piercy never responded to Smith's cease and desist letters and continues to use the Finders Keepers mark to identify her business.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order permanently enjoining the defendant from using the Finders Keepers mark, award for all damages, plus interests, costs and any further relief as is just and proper. 

He is represented by Jonathan R. Cantrell of Hart Cantrell LLC in Benton.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00759

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