LOS ANGELES – A Ventura County musician alleges a Los Angeles County man is unlawfully using his trademark.
Martinez Somoza filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California against the
J. Sergio Rios Gutierrez and Does 1-10
alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising
and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that he and other musicians have been performing under the La
Migra name since 1975. The suit states the defendant is using the name
Grupo La Migra. The plaintiff holds Gutierrez and Does 1-10 responsible
because the defendant's use of the La Migra name allegedly caused confusion and damage to the plaintiff's reputation and mark.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant,
injunction, all legal fees, and any other relief as this court deems
just. He is represented by Steven J. Eyre in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-02251-FMO-RAO