LOS ANGELES – Two Italian companies allege a Tarzana business and individual continued to sell their products after an agreement between the parties was terminated.
Argital S.R.L. and Argital Di G. Ferraro E C. S.N.C. filed a complaint on March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Argital USA and Torsten Kunert alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, Argital S.R.L. entered into a distribution contract with the defendants to sell its cosmetics in 2014 and that the plaintiffs chose to end the contract in 2016 because of unsatisfactory sales performance. The plaintiffs holds Argital USA and Torsten Kunert responsible because the defendants allegedly continued to distribute products despite having their distribution contract with the plaintiff terminated.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendants, award damages, actual damages, profits, trebling of the damages, punitive damages, interest, order the defendant to deliver up for destruction all infringing materials, order the defendant to transfer the domain name argitalusa.com to the plaintiff, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Vijay K. Toke and Matthew S. Slevin of Cobalt LLP in Berkeley.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-01984-FMO-RAO