SAN DIEGO — A restaurant is suing competitor Raki Raki & Co. of San Diego, citing alleged trademark infringement for the name of its sushi burritos.
Buddha Boy Foods Inc. filed a complaint on Aug. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Raki Raki & Co., alleging that the California corporation knowingly violated the Lanham Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff owns and operates a chain of restaurants featuring sushi burritos under the name Sushirrito and uses the Sushirrito word mark along with a stylized Sushirrito logo in connection with its restaurants' signages. The defendant Raki Raki & Co. offers sushi burritos under the name Pokirrito and used the Pokirrito word mark. The plaintiff holds Raki Raki & Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly confused and misled consumers as to association and/or affiliation between defendant and plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, to find that defendant has infringed the marks, to permanently enjoin defendant from using in any manner the trademarks and other relief as the court deems appropriate. The plaintiff is represented by Eric S. Wallters of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:16-cv-02037