SAN FRANCISCO – Two Mountain View companies are seeking declaration from the court that they did not infringe a trademark.
Equalia LLC and Hoverboard Technologies Corp. filed a complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement on June 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Powerboard LLC.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they have been threatened with litigation by the defendant for their use of the Hoverboard mark on their products. The plaintiffs hold Powerboard LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly claims that the plaintiffs are infringing the Hoverboard mark despite the clear differences of their products, which would not cause any confusion to customers.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek declaration that plaintiff have a valid and enforceable license for their use of the
mark, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Lael D. Andara and Marie E. Sobieski of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Redwood City.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03259-LB