OAKLAND – A Berkeley corporation and its founder allege that one of its laptop stands was unlawfully copied.
Rain Design Inc. and Kok Hong Lye filed a complaint on June 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division against Spinido Inc., Gomffer Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging trade dress and trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs manufacture electronic-related products and accessories, including a patented aluminum laptop stand called the mStand.
The plaintiffs hold Spinido Inc., Gomffer Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly misappropriated the plaintiffs' trade dress and distributed infringing products.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendants, pay the plaintiffs for all profits, actual damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Dara Tabesh of Ecotech Law Group PC in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division case number 3:17-cv-03681-JSC