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ADT Security Sues Ring for Trademark Infringement

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ADT is a long-time home security firm dating back to the late 19th century, specializing in alarm and smart home security services.  Ring, founded in 2013, also manufactures smart home products, including a video doorbell product.  In March of 2021, ADT sued its rival Ring in a Florida district court for violating its trademarks by using certain signage (shown below), which ADT alleges is confusingly to the blue octagon logo that ADT has used for several decades:

ADT continues to allege that “Ring’s unauthorized use of ADT’s Famous Blue Octagon will cause confusion with ADT’s customers, potential customers and the public at large, and will cause them to mistakenly believe that there is an affiliation or association between Ring and ADT.”



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Jonathan Woodard

Mr. Woodard represents clients in Intellectual Property Litigation.  He also has International Law experience, having clerked for the General Counsel of the International Fund in Rome, Italy. Mr. Woodard obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Florida A&M College of Law, where he served as an editor on the law review.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from King College as a recipient of a full academic/athletic scholarship as member of the varsity basketball team.