LOS ANGELES — A Colorado company is suing e-commerce companies, alleging unfair competition.
Otter Products LLC of Fort Collins filed a complaint Aug. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Michelle J. Blaiwes, Max N. Langen and Does 1-10, alleging they sell counterfeit copies of the plaintiff's products.
According to the complaint, Otter Products suffered damages to its business and reputation from having their products illegally copied and sold to the public. The plaintiff alleges the defendants made counterfeit copies of the plaintiff's carrying cases for mobile phones, tablets and e-readers and sold them labeled with the same mark, causing confusion to consumers.
Otter Products seeks all profits and damages, statutory damages of $2 million for each of the counterfeited trademarks, restitution and disgorgement, injunction against the defendants, order the destruction of all infringing products, legal fees, treble and punitive damages, interest and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Randall J. Clement of Clement and Ho PLC in Fullerton.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-05821-VAP-AGR