SAN FRANCISCO – A San Jose software company is suing a North Carolina individual alleging he engaged in the distribution of pirated copies of its software.
Adobe Systems Inc. filed a complaint on May 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Walter Grey and Does 1-10, citing federal trademark infringement, false designation of origin and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages as a result of illegal copies of its software being sold to consumers by the defendant through eBay. The suit states the plaintiff's investigator purchased Photoshop Lightroom 5 in July 2014 that was counterfeit and had not been manufactured or authorized by the plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, injunction relief, restitution, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Christopher Q. Pham, Nicole L. Drey and Hung Q. Pham of Johnson & Pham LLP in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-02830