Mothers Against Drunk Driving v. Jarrell et al
CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION, Motions terminated: 7 Consent MOTION for Permanent Injunction and Entry of Final Judgment filed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Signed by Honorable David C Norton on 1/31/2017. (jbry, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Mothers Against Drunk Driving,
Donna Jarrell and Rick Jarrell, individually,
and doing business as Mothers Of Drunk Drivers
CIVIL ACTION NO.:
CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION
THIS MATTER was commenced by the filing of a Complaint for, among other things,
trademark infringement, unfair competition, and dilution, against Donna Jarrell and Rick Jarrell,
individually, who own and operate M.O.D.D., Inc., also known as Mothers Of Drunk Drivers,
Inc. (collectively “the Defendants”). All parties agreed to settle this matter and to terminate this
action by entry of a private Settlement Agreement and by entry of this Consent Final Judgment
and Permanent Injunction. All parties request entry of this Consent Final Judgment and
Permanent Injunction without a hearing or further court proceedings, and agree to be fully bound
by its terms.
NOW, THEREFORE, upon consent of the parties hereto,
IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED, that:
1. This Court has jurisdiction of the subject matter of all counts and counterclaims in this
action and over the parties hereto.
2. The parties have agreed to resolve their differences and have entered into a confidential
Settlement Agreement between plaintiff Mothers Against Drunk Driving (“Plaintiff”) and
the Defendants. The parties have further agreed to end this lawsuit pursuant to the terms
set forth in that Settlement Agreement, and the Defendants consent to entry of this
Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction.
3. Each Defendant and other persons who are in active concert or participation with them
are immediately and permanently enjoined from engaging in or undertaking, or directing
or acting in concert with any person or entity engaging in or undertaking the following
conduct anywhere in the world, provided that they have received actual notice of this
Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction by personal service or otherwise:
A. Filing, registering, or maintaining any trademark application or trademark
registration or domain name containing the term “MODD” or “MOTHERS OF
DRUNK DRIVERS” whether alone or in combination with any word(s), mark(s),
term(s), and/or design(s);
B. Using or causing to be used, for any commercial or promotional purpose (herein
“Commercial Purposes”) as a trademark, trade name, or source indicator for any
goods or services, “MODD” or “MOTHERS OF DRUNK DRIVERS,” alone or
in combination with other words or symbols, in any way that is likely to cause
confusion as to the source of any goods or services, or to cause members of the
public to associate any of the Defendants or the Defendants’ goods and services,
with Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s trademarks, Plaintiff’s mission, Plaintiff’s goods and
services relating to Plaintiff’s trademarks and MADD brand; and
C. Using MODD or MOTHERS OF DRUNK DRIVERS, alone or in combination
with other words or symbols as a trademark, tradename, brand name, domain
name, social media handle, or company name.
4. For the avoidance of doubt, none of the provisions of this Consent Judgment and
Permanent Injunction shall prevent or enjoin any Defendant from using the designations
“Parents of Impaired Drivers” or “POID” as the name of a charitable organization as long
as Defendants in using such designations do not attempt to mislead the public into
believing that there is any association between them and MADD or any sponsorship of
them by MADD.
5. If asked, the Defendants and Plaintiff shall affirmatively disclaim any association or
affiliation with the other party and their goods and services.
6. No Defendant shall aid any person in any way if such Defendant knows or should
reasonably know that such aid would violate the terms of this Consent Judgment and
7. Any action to enforce or to modify the Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction will
be subject to the terms of the Settlement Agreement.
8. This Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction and the rights and obligations of the
parties hereunder, shall inure to the benefit of and bind each party and her, his, or its
respective successors, assigns, heirs, and distributes. It shall also bind those other
persons bound by Rule 65(d)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
9. This Court shall retain jurisdiction of this matter to the extent necessary to construe,
enforce or implement this Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction and the
Settlement Agreement upon the application of any party.
10. This Consent Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction constitutes a final adjudication of
the claims between the parties. The Clerk is instructed to close this file.
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
David C. Norton
United States District Judge
January 31, 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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