SAN FRANCISCO – A Napa County winery alleges a bed and breakfast that operates winery tours is unlawfully using its mark.
The Vineyard House LLC filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Napa Vineyard House Inc. alleging trademark infringement, false designation of origin and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff operates under the Vineyard House mark. The plaintiff alleges that it has suffered injury to its business and goodwill as a result of defendant's wrongful conduct of intentionally infringing plaintiff's registered and well-known trademarks.
The plaintiff holds Napa Vineyard House Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly could cause confusion among consumers by offering the same services and marks as plaintiff's distinctive marks.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, punitive damages, costs, expenses, attorneys' fees, interest and further relief as is just. It is represented by James R. Rose and Katharine H. Falace of Buchalter APC in St. Helena.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00512