LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles company alleges its Duraturf mark is unlawfully being used.
State of the Art Construction Inc. filed a complaint
on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of
California against the defendants
Jennifer Spencer, Christopher Glenn Hayman and Does 1 through 20
alleging trademark infringement and cyberpiracy.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it is the owner of the Duraturf
mark and does business under that name and at duraturfusa.com. The suit
states Spencer formerly provided web design services to plaintiff's
website. The plaintiff holds Spencer, Hayman and Does 1 through 20
responsible because the defendants
allegedly changed the contact information from the plaintiff's website
to the information for Earth Design Landscape with Hayman's email
address and phone number. It also alleges the defendants registered
domain names that are confusingly similar to its mark.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages,
statutory damages, disgorgement, punitive damages, interest, all legal
fees, injunctive relief and any other relief as the court deems just.
It represented by Patrick M. Maloney of The Maloney Firm APC in El
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02411-PA-MRW