LOS ANGELES – A Van Nuys company that manufactures infant and children's products alleges a New York corporation is operating under a similar name.
Munchkin Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Organic Munchkin Inc., and Does 1 through 10 alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business from the use of its trademark without authorization. The plaintiff holds Organic Munchkin Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's trademark on their infant formula products, which the plaintiff claims is likely to cause confusion among consumers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, award damages to plaintiff, actual damages, award plaintiff three times the defendant's profits, punitive damages, destroy all infringing materials, all legal fees and any other relief this court deems just. It is represented by Lauren Katunich of Lathrop & Gage LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07594-RGK-JPR