LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach company has filed suit against an Arizona company and its affiliates alleging copyright infringement in relation to products for electronic cigarettes.

Headspace International LLC filed a complaint on March 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against New Gen Agricultural Services LLC, New Gen Holdings Inc., EFG Consultants LLC, Herbal Wellness Center Inc., Jason Nguyen, Long Nguyen and Anthony Hamilton, citing alleged copyright and trademark infringement and unfair competition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it sustained damages to its business as a result of its trademark being used without permission, causing confusion that the products were sponsored by plaintiff. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly used the plaintiff's The Clear logo and trademark and similar marks to advertise vaporizer pens, despite the fact the two parties did not reach an agreement for the defendants to sell the plaintiff's products.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for all damages, permanent injunction, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Mike Rodenbaugh of Rodenbaugh Law in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 16-cv-1294

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