SAN FRANCISCO – Mode Media, a Brisbane corporation formerly known as Glam Media, is suing an unnamed individual who has registered the domain name GlamScoop.org, alleging trademark infringement.
Mode Media filed a lawsuit Jan. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against John Doe 1, and John Does 2 to 10, citing trademark infringement and counterfeiting, cyber piracy, copyright infringement, false designation of origin and false advertising, false advertising, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and unfair competition, and are demanding a jury trial.
The unknown John Does, who are allegedly hiding their true identities, are running a counterfeit mirror website under the name GlamScoop.org, which mimics Mode Media’s Mode.com website, according to the suit. Mode Media also operates Glam.com, the suit states.
According to the complaint, the company has sent many takedown demands to the companies hosting GlamScoop.org, but as soon as the mirror site is taken down, other infringers will put it back up again.
Mode Media is seeking for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction that would put GlamScoop.org on lock and hold. Also, they are requesting a permanent injunction to cancel the domain and seeking general, special and consequential damages. Morgan E. Pietz, Gerard P. Fox and Andrea Contreras of Gerard Fox Law in Los Angeles are representing the plaintiff.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-00244