LOS ANGELES – A YouTube creator is seeking a declaration regarding his trademark.
Moroni Matteo filed a complaint on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Diego Dolciami Servettini and Does 1 through 10
seeking declaratory judgment.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that he is the rightful owner of the DM Pranks mark
for clothing and other services. The suit states he uses the mark for
his DM Pranks Productions YouTube channel and Facebook page. The defendant was hired by the
plaintiff to help edit videos for the plaintiff's YouTube channels, the
suit states. The plaintiff holds Servettini and Does 1 through 10
responsible because the
defendants allegedly attempted to register the same mark as the
plaintiff via international application.
The plaintiff seeks declaration that the he first
used the mark, declare that the defendants' use of plaintiff's mark constitutes
trademark infringement, declare that the defendant has no right to apply
for federal registration for a similar mark, defendant's application
should be canceled, all legal fees and any other relief as the court
deems just. He is represented by Jason W. Brooks and John M. Begakis of
Altview Law Group LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02363-DMG-AGR