SAN FRANCISCO – An Orange County real estate brokerage franchise company alleges a competitor has been using its marks.
Realty World Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against NextHome Inc., James Dwiggins and Does 1-20 alleging trademark infringement, breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants have falsely represented that are affiliated with the plaintiff with the use of the plaintiff's marks.
The plaintiff holds NextHome Inc., Dwiggins and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's marks and caused confusion and deception as to its true affiliation/role to plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, interest and further relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Nick J.G. Sanchez, Antony Buchignani and Amy E. Burke of Theodora Oringher PC in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-05761