SANTA ANA – A Costa Mesa corporation is accused of using infringing skull-shaped bottles for cocktail mixes.
Inc. filed a complaint on March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California, Southern Division against
Coastal Cocktails Inc., doing business as Modern Gourmet Foods, and Mark
Greenhall alleging unfair competition, copyright infringement, design
patent infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint,
the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business from
having its patented skull bottle copied that it uses to bottle vodka. The plaintiff holds Coastal
Cocktails Inc., doing business as Modern Gourmet Foods, and Greenhall
responsible because the defendants allegedly sold cocktail mixes in an
infringing skull-shaped bottle and continued to do so after the parties
entered into a written settlement agreement.
requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants, order the
defendant to deliver up for destruction all infringing materials,
disgorgement, profits, treble damages, all legal fees and any other
relief as the court deems just. It is represented by C. Dennis
Loomis of Baker & Hostetler LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division Case number 8:17-cv-00438-AG-JCG