LOS ANGELES – A
Foothill Ranch manufacturer of protective eyewear alleges a Virginia
business is selling counterfeit reproductions of its products.
Eye Safety Systems Inc. filed a complaint on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Little G.I. Joe's Inc. and Does 1-10
citing trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business and
reputation from having its mark used on counterfeit products. The
plaintiff holds Little G.I. Joe's Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because
the defendants allegedly sells counterfeit versions of the plaintiff's
ESS marks and Crossbow marks.
The plaintiff requests a trial by
jury and seeks enjoin the defendants, order the defendants to recall all
infringing products for destruction, award damages, and profits to the
plaintiff, treble damages, statutory damages, interest, all legal fees
and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by
Brent H. Blakely and Cindy Chan of Blakely Law Group in Manhattan Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:17-cv-00570-CJC-AJW