Logourl black
From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. v. Community Trust Financial Corp.

United States District Court for the District of Kentucky
2011 WL 673751 (2011)


Facts

Community Trust Bancorp. Inc. (Bancorp) (plaintiff) is a Kentucky banking institution that uses “Community Trust” as its mark. Community Trust Bank of Texas, Community Trust Financial Corporation, and Community Trust Bank (defendants) are financial institutions based in Texas and Louisiana. The defendants maintain branch offices in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. They have no physical presence within Kentucky and do not advertise in that state. Nine of the defendants’ 69,000 customers have Kentucky addresses. All nine of these accounts were initially set up outside of Kentucky. Four of the defendants’ Kentucky customers maintain online banking accounts with the defendants. Like Bancorp, the defendants use the mark “Community Trust.” Bancorp brought suit against the defendants arguing that their use of the “Community Trust” mark suggested to consumers that Bancorp and the defendants were related entities. The defendants brought a motion to dismiss based upon lack of personal jurisdiction.

Rule of Law

The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision.

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

Issue

The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question.

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

Holding and Reasoning (Caldwell, J.)

The holding and reasoning section includes:

  • A "yes" or "no" answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 221,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.