A Denton County realty company is suing over claims of copyright infringement.

Bright Realty LLC filed a lawsuit May 30 in the Eastern District Court of Texas Sherman Division against Mark Porter and Mark Porter Inc., citing copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, Porter has infringed upon copyrighted wordmarks and materials Bright Realty uses in conjunction with its development and management of Castle Hills, a real estate development in the city of Lewisville.

After a cease and desist, Porter informed the plaintiff Feb. 4, he ceased using all infringing material, but the plaintiff found this to be false. Bright Realty says after a second letter, Porter has ceased using the infringing marks, but has failed to compensate the company for damages caused by the unlawful conduct.

Porter is accused of copyright infringement, Federal Unfair Competition under the Lanham Act and unjust enrichment.

Bright Realty is seeking actual and punitive damages.

It is being represented in the case by attorney J. Brian Vanderwoude of Winstead PC.

Eastern District Court of Texas Sherman Division Case No. 14-cv-00351-ALM.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Eastern District Court of Texas Sherman Division. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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