LOS ANGELES — A California corporation has filed suit against an electronics company for alleged trademark infringement.
Epson America Inc. filed a complaint Sept. 13 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, against Century21 Electronics and Does 1 through 10, alleging that they infringed the plaintiff's trademark and tampered with their packages to mislead consumers.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Epson America Inc. suffered damages to their business and reputation. The plaintiff holds Century21 Electronics and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used online retail platforms to sell refurbished products by the plaintiff and supposedly tampered with the labels to say the products are new.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, actual damages and profits, treble damages, exemplary damages, punitive damages, all legal fees, submit for destruction or impound all items that infringes the plaintiff's trademark, plus any other relief as thecourt deems just. It is represented by Michael D. Mortenson and Andrew S. Gahan of K&L Gates LLP in Irvine.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, case number 2:16-cv-06877-SVW-FFM