LOS ANGELES – The founder of a musical group alleges a former band mate is unlawfully using the group's name.
Uriel Valencia, professionally known as Alexis Anaya, filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Salvador Sanchez and Does 1-10 alleging unfair competition, breach of contract trademark counterfeiting and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he is the creator, founder and owner of the Los Capos, also known as Los Capos de Mexico, musical group. He alleges he has used the Los Capos name since 1997 and has registered the mark. The plaintiff holds Sanchez and Does 1-10 responsible because Sanchez allegedly advertises his services under the Los Capos mark despite already leaving the group.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants, deliver up for destruction all infringing materials, profits, actual damages not less than $100,000, three times the amount of plaintiff's actual damages, profits, statutory damages, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Steven J. Eyre in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-00342-PSG-FFM