hk_logoOne of our readers submitted a story that is sure to draw alot of interest. Arms manufacture H&K has filed lawsuits against a group of airsoft and paintball companies, including BT Designs and Tippman Sports on the grounds of trademark infringement.

Heckler & Koch, Inc. v. Tippman Sports LLC et al

RFC Case Number: T-H09-560T
Court Case Number: 1:09-cv-00560-WTL-TAB
File Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Plaintiff: Heckler & Koch, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Brian J. McGinnis, Darlene R. Seymour of Continental Enterprises
Defendant: Tippman Sports LLC
Tigerstripe Paintball LLC
Cause: 15:1114 Trademark Infringement
Court: Indiana Southern District Court
Judge: Judge William T. Lawrence
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker

Heckler & Koch, Inc. v. BT Paintball Designs, Inc.

RFC Case Number: T-H09-689B
Court Case Number: 1:09-cv-00689-DFH-TAB
File Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Plaintiff: Heckler & Koch, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Brian J. McGinnis, Darlene R. Seymour of Continental Enterprises
Defendant: BT Paintball Designs, Inc.
Cause: 15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)
Court: Indiana Southern District Court
Judge: Judge David Frank Hamilton
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker

Speculation on PBnation is that the lawsuit is in regards to the paintball companies manufacturing look alikes of the “MP5”. The kids on pbnation might be on to something. Take a look at the photos below..

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Photo A) BT Delta marker.
Photo B) MP5 by Mediathek VBS

Additional information can be found on PBnation. Thanks to reader JT for the heads up!