LOS ANGELES – A Newport Beach
company that sells cellphone cases alleges its Crystal View and Clearview marks
are unlawfully being used by a Texas company.
Luvvitt LLC filed a complaint on March 5 in the
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Rearth USA
LLC doing business as Ringke, and Does 1-5 alleging trademark infringement,
unfair competition and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that it suffered damages to its business as the result of its mark
being used on other products, which it claims is likely to cause confusion to its
consumers. The plaintiff holds Rearth USA LLC, doing business as Ringke, and
Does 1-5 responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's marks on
phone cases and misrepresents the origin of their products to the public.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
to enjoin the defendants, award treble damages to the plaintiff, punitive damages,
disgorgement, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems
just. It is represented by Daniel C. Cotman, Rasheed M. McWilliams and Obi
I. Iloputaife of Cotman IP Law Group, PLC in Pasadena.
U.S. District Court for the Central District
of California Case number 8:17-cv-00464-CJC-DFM