Staffing companies in legal dispute over similar sounding names

Kelly Holleran Apr. 19, 2010, 5:30am

A company has filed suit against a Houston corporation with a similar name, alleging it has the potential to lose clients to the Houston business.

DSF Advanced Staffing, doing business as Advanced Staffing, filed a lawsuit April 12 in Jefferson County District Court against Advantage Resourcing America, Advantage Resourcing, formerly known as Willstaff, and Hire Thinking, formerly known as Advantage Human Resourcing.

DSF Advanced Staffing claims the defendants improperly used DSF's name, causing substantial confusion to its clients and loss of its goodwill.

"Plaintiff would show that an emergency temporary restraining order is absolutely necessary to stop the potential loss of goodwill, loss of revenue and misappropriation of client base of Plaintiff by the Defendants," the suit states.

In addition to the temporary restraining order, DSF seeks actual damages, attorney's fees, costs, injunctive relief and other relief the court deems just.

John S. Morgan of Harris, Duesler and Hatfield in Beaumont will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-506.

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