SAN FRANCISCO — A business has filed suit against a competitor, alleging that the defendant's website infringes its trademark.

Ripple Labs Inc., doing business as Ripple, filed a complaint on Aug. 19 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the defendants, alleging that they created a website that infringes the plaintiff's trademark.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, Ripple Labs Inc. suffered damages to its business due to the infringement of its trademark. The plaintiff holds Pixel Labs Inc. and Razmig Hovaghimian responsible because the defendants allegedly operate the website ripple.co, which infringes the plaintiff's trademark. The defendant reportedly continues to use the infringing trademark on social media.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendant from further infringing the plaintiff's trademark, forfeit, cancel or transfer the ripple.co domain to the plaintiff, order the defendant to offer up for destruction all infringing materials bearing the plaintiff's trademark, actual damages, statutory damages of $100,000 per domain name, recover profits as a result of the defendant's wrongful act, three times actual damages and/or defendant's profits, exemplary damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Lawrence S. Gordon, James A. Gale, Samuel A. Lewis, and Ashley G. Kessler of Cozen O'Connor in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:16-cv-04788-JCS

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