LOS ANGELES – The owner of a sports broadcast alleges that a Pasadena establishment unlawfully intercepted the program.

Zuffa LLC, doing business as Ultimate Fighting Championship, filed a complaint on June 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Sarkis Grigoryan and Knarik Mnatsakanyan, individually and doing business as ISIS Lounge and ISIS Bistro Lounge Inc. alleging copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it is the owner of the UFC 2017 Broadcast that was aired via closed-circuit television on Dec. 30, 2016. The plaintiff holds Grigoryan, Mnatsakanyan, and ISIS Lounge/ISIS Bistro Lounge Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully intercepted plaintiff's program by ordering programming for residential use and displaying it in a commercial establishment without authorization.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory penalties, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Yasha Bronshteyn of Ginzburg & Bronshteyn in Los Angeles and by Christopher J. Hufnagel of Lonstein Law Office PC in Ellenville, New York.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division case number 2:17-cv-04290-SVW-JEM

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