SAN FRANCISCO – A Dallas company is accused of selling automotive products under a similar mark as a Powerteq LLC.
Powerteq LLC filed a complaint on Oct. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Triton Automotive LLC alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since December 2004, it has been doing business using the marks Edge and Edge Products in commerce as a trademark in selling automotive electronic goods. It alleges that the defendant has been selling similar products under a similar name as the plaintiff, thereby causing plaintiff harm to its goodwill and reputation.
The plaintiff holds Triton Automotive LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly created confusion in the market place as to the true origin and affiliation of infringing products and introduced infringing marks or products into the stream of commerce.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in its favor, monetary damages, defendant’s profits, attorneys’ fees, costs, interest, injunctive relief, judicial declaration and further relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Robert W. Payne of Payne IP Law in San Jose.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-05594