LOS ANGELES – A Glendale fine jewelry marketer alleges that a national jewelry liquidator based in Arkansas unlawfully used its copyrighted property and mark for advertising purposes.
Tacori Enterprises filed a complaint on June 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Bobby Wilkerson Inc., doing business as Wilkerson, alleging copyright and trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business as the result of its Tacori mark being used to advertise other products. The plaintiff holds Bobby Wilkerson Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly used the plaintiff's copyrighted photo for advertising and used the plaintiff's mark when it is not an authorized Tacori retailer.
The plaintiff seeks enjoin the defendant, damages, profits, disgorgement, exemplary and punitive damages, all legal fees, and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Howard A. Kroll of Tucker Ellis LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-04340-AB-FFM