SAN DIEGO – A Vista sock manufacturer alleges a Temple City business has been selling copies of its yoga socks on Amazon.

Thirty Three Threads Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 6, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Baleaf Sports and Does 1-10 alleging patent infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 25, 2008, and June 17, 2014, it was awarded the rights to patents '935 and '036 for sock designs and has extensively marketed and promoted an innovative yoga sock under the brand ToeSox. However, the plaintiffs allege that the defendants were found to be selling a product that was a copy of plaintiff's socks on Amazon.

The plaintiff holds Baleaf Sports and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly obtained profit to which they are not entitled because of their infringing product.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, preliminary and permanent injunction, compensate plaintiff for defendants’ infringement, damages, attorneys’ fees and further relief that the court may deem just. It is represented by Kit M. Stetina and Stephen Z. Vegh of Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker in Aliso Viejo.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02500

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