LOS ANGELES – A Santa Monica skin and body care products company claims another brand of beauty product is being sold under a confusingly similar name.
Counter Brands LLC filed a complaint on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
The Happiness Group Inc., Nudu USA Inc., and Does 1 through 10
citing trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that it acquired the NUDE cosmetics brand in 2007. The
plaintiff holds The Happiness Group Inc., Nudu USA Inc., and Does 1
through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly sells their
beauty products under the NUDU mark, which it claims is confusingly
similar to the NUDE mark.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury
and seeks injunction against the defendants, to enjoin the defendants, order
the defendants to abandon the NUDU application, actual damages, profits,
punitive damages, all legal fees, interest, and any other relief as the
court deems just. It is represented by Jennifer L. Barry of Latham
& Watkins LLP in San Diego and by Allison S. Blanco of the same firm
in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02441-DMG-JEM