UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION
January 26, 1994
PRIDE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a limited partnership of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff,
WCKG, INC., a Delaware corporation, COX BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED, a Delaware corporation, COX COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED, a Delaware corporation, and COX ENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware corporation, Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: HARRY D. LEINENWEBER
This matter is before the Court upon the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Pallmeyer to whom the matter was referred by this Court for hearing of Plaintiff's Application for Preliminary Injunction; and Magistrate Judge Pallmeyer having heard the testimony of witnesses in open court over a two (2) day period of Monday January 24, 1994 and Tuesday January 25, 1994, and having considered Exhibits received in evidence from Plaintiff and Defendants, and having heard and considered the arguments of counsel, and being fully advised in the premises; issued A REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION dated January 26, 1994, in which the Magistrate Judge found that Plaintiff was entitled to Preliminary Injunctive relief; and this Court having considered the REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of Magistrate Judge Pallmeyer and having been advised by Defendants' counsel that Defendants will not object to the REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of the Magistrate Judge,
THE COURT FINDS AS FOLLOWS:
1. The Magistrate Judge's recommended decision is, in all respects, accepted by this Court.
WHEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT, EFFECTIVE this date, January 26, 1994, and until further order of Court:
(1) Defendants WCKG, INC., COX BROADCASTING INCORPORATED, COX COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED, COX ENTERPRISES, INC. and their officers, agents, servants, employees, and attorneys, and those persons in active concert or participation with them who have actual notice of this ORDER are enjoined and restrained from the following:
(a) using, reproducing, copying, counterfeiting, imitating, broadcasting, communicating or otherwise using in any way without the consent of Plaintiff "STAR 107.9" or "Chicago's new STAR 107.9" or "Chicago's new star, STAR 107.9" as a corporate name, tradename, trademark, service mark, or otherwise;
(b) using, reproducing, copying, counterfeiting, colorably imitating, broadcasting, communicating, or otherwise using in any other way, any other term, trademark, tradename, or designation so similar to "STAR 105.5 RADIO" or "STAR 105.5" or "Star 105.5 FM" (with design) as to be likely to cause confusion or to cause mistake or to deceive; and
(c) displaying, marketing, selling, disseminating, communicating, or otherwise using any article of merchandise, display, advertisement, packaging, billboard, brochure, printed material, promotional product, or any other material, tangible thing, or good which bears "STAR 107.9" or any term, or designation so similar to "STAR 105.5 RADIO" or "STAR 105.5" or "STAR 105.5 FM" (with design) as to be likely to cause confusion or to cause mistake or to deceive.
(2) Plaintiff's security in the amount of $ 10,000 given in the form of a check issued by Plaintiff or James Hooker to secure the Temporary Restraining Order, shall stand as security for payment of such costs and damages as may be incurred or suffered by any party who is found to have been wrongfully enjoined or restrained by this Order.
(3) This PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER shall remain in full force and effect until further order of this Court.
(4) This matter is set for status on February 25, 1994, at 9 A.M., without further order of Court.
Harry D. Leinenweber
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
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