On December 1, 2021, in an effort to defend the Certified Master Inspector® trademark which has been in continuous use since 1998, the Master Inspector Certification Board has filed a Petition to Cancel GAHI's (Georgia Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.) mark.
Download and read the Master Inspector Certification Board's Petition to Cancel (PDF).
GAHI's leadership, by awarding their deceptively-similar "Code Certified Master Inspector" designation to inspectors has intentionally created confusion in the inspection industry, diluted the Master Inspector Certification Board's marks, and has caused the Master Inspector Certification Board to suffer enormous damages.
In separate actions, the Master Inspector Certification Board is also filing civil suits against the officers of GAHI.
CONFERENCE, DISCOVERY, DISCLOSURE AND TRIAL SCHEDULE
> Time to Answer 1/24/2022
> Deadline for Discovery Conference 2/23/2022
> Discovery Opens 2/23/2022
> Initial Disclosures Due 3/25/2022
> Expert Disclosures Due 7/23/2022
> Discovery Closes 8/22/2022
> Plaintiff's Pretrial Disclosures Due 10/6/2022
> Plaintiff's 30-day Trial Period Ends 11/20/2022
> Defendant's Pretrial Disclosures Due 12/5/2022
> Defendant's 30-day Trial Period Ends 1/19/2023
> Plaintiff's Rebuttal Disclosures Due 2/3/2023
> Plaintiff's 15-day Rebuttal Period Ends 3/5/2023
> Plaintiff's Opening Brief Due 5/4/2023
> Defendant's Brief Due 6/3/2023
> Plaintiff's Reply Brief Due 6/18/2023
> Request for Oral Hearing (optional) Due 6/28/2023