Herb Reed Enterprises (Arlington, MA) has sued Cape Entertainment, Inc. (Coconut Creek, FL) and its owner for trademark infringement relating to use of HERB REED AND THE PLATTERS. The plaintiff alleges ownership of the rights to the mark dating back to the founding of the original musical group in the 1950s. Defendants are accused of promoting a different band under the same name (as the plaintiff discovered when a dissatisfied customer reported the defendants’ activities).
Herb Reed Enterprises LLC v. Cape Entertainment, Inc., 12-11004-MBB (D. Mass. June 6, 2012)