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