FRANCISCO – A Contra Costa County corporation alleges its language and
critical learner materials geared toward children with autism or
developmental disabilities were unlawfully used by a Florida business.
Behavior Analysts Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against
Centralreach LLC and Gregory Paquette
alleging copyright infringement, trademark infringement and other counts.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant initially
approached it regarding an agreement for the use of the plaintiffs'
ABLLS-R materials in 2015, but a licensing agreement was never reached.
The plaintiff holds Centralreach LLC and Paquette responsible because
the defendants allegedly used their website to make the plaintiff's
ABLLS-R protocol available to their customers without the plaintiff's
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendants, destroy
all infringing goods, damages, statutory damages, actual
damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Katherine F. Wenger of Brown, Gee & Wenger
LLP in Walnut Creek.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00666-MEJ