LOS ANGELES – Two
Italian companies allege a Tarzana business and individual continued to
sell their products after an agreement between the parties was
Argital S.R.L. and Argital Di G. Ferraro E C. S.N.C.
filed a complaint on March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Central
District of California, Western Division against
Argital USA and Torsten Kunert
alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint,
Argital S.R.L. entered into a distribution contract with the defendants
to sell its cosmetics in 2014 and that the plaintiffs chose to end the
contract in 2016 because of unsatisfactory sales performance. The
plaintiffs holds Argital USA and Torsten Kunert responsible because the
defendants allegedly continued to distribute products despite having
their distribution contract with the plaintiff terminated.
plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendants, award
damages, actual damages, profits, trebling of the damages, punitive
damages, interest, order the defendant to deliver up for destruction all
infringing materials, order the defendant to transfer the domain name
to the plaintiff, all legal fees and any other relief as this court
deems just. They are represented by Vijay K. Toke and Matthew S. Slevin
of Cobalt LLP in Berkeley.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-01984-FMO-RAO