SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco clothing company has filed suit against a Corona appeal company over allegations it violated a trademark for jeans.
Levi Strauss & Co. filed a complaint on May 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Monkeysports Inc. citing trademark infringement, unfair competition and dilution.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business as a result of its trademark tab being copied by the defendant. The plaintiff holds Monkeysports Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly manufactured and distributed garments that bear the same tab as the one found on plaintiff's products.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to permanently enjoin the defendant from distributing infringing products; using any word, term or symbol that would cause confusion to consumers about the defendant being affiliated with plaintiff; order to deliver all infringing products to plaintiff; all damages and lost profits; account for any profits that are attributed to defendant's illegal act plus interest; all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Gregory S. Gilchrist, Gia L. Cincone, Ryan Bricker and Calla E. Yee of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02382-EDL