LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles corporation alleges that a San Bernardino corporation is using a similar trademark.
The Winsford Corp. filed a complaint on Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against American Tex-Chem Corp., doing business as AMTEX, citing trademark infringement, false designation of origin and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff manufactures hotel equipment using a birdcage design mark. The plaintiff holds American Tex-Chem Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly used a confusingly similar design to plaintiff's birdcage design on its products.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, order the defendant to turn over all infringing materials to plaintiff, compensatory damages exceeding $500,000, punitive and exemplary damages, statutory damages in the amount of $2 million, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by M. John Carson and Michael A. Koplow of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP in Glendale.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01938