SAN FRANCISCO – A San Diego County business alleges its mark continues to be used by a company after the license expired between the two parties.

International Culinary ChefsBest LLC filed a complaint on July 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against The Hain Celestial Group Inc. and Does 1 through 100 alleging trademark infringement, false designation of origin, unfair competition and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business as a result of its trademark being used by the defendant, a former licensee of the ChefsBest mark. The plaintiff holds The Hain Celestial Group Inc. and Does 1 through 100 responsible because the defendants allegedly continued to use plaintiff's marks on its food products even after its license expired.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to permanently enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, all damages sustained by plaintiff through the defendant's allegedly unlawful acts, order the defendant to deliver for destruction all infringing products, actual damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Justin G. Reden and Todd J. Langford of Reden & Reden APC in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03743

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