SAN FRANCISCO – An Oakland individual seeks declaration from the court that the name of his bar does not infringe a New York hotel and restaurant company's trademark.

Ali Tahsini filed a complaint on Nov. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Hotelsab LLC and Standard International Management LLC seeking declaration of non-infringement of trademarks.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the owner of a bar called the Double Standard and is not associated with any hotel or restaurants. The plaintiff holds Hotelsab LLC and Standard International Management LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly claims plaintiff's Double Standard mark is infringing their Standard mark despite an examiner from the U.S. and Patent Trademark Office not finding any likelihood of confusion between the two marks.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that plaintiff's use of the mark is not infringing the defendants' trademark, declare plaintiff's rights of using the mark, enjoin the defendants, award damages to the plaintiff, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by S. Elizabeth Miller and Andrew L. Younkins of Law Offices of Betsy Miller in Oakland.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-06451-LB

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