SAN FRANCISCO – Two software products companies allege Groupon is unlawfully using their trademark.
Sitecore Corp. A/S and Stiecore USA Inc. filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Groupon Inc. alleging trademark infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that they suffered damages to their business from having their Own the Experience mark used without authorization. The plaintiff holds Groupon Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly used the Own the Experience mark in connection with its Groupon Merchant platform and could cause confusion to customers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, all gains, profits and advantages, pay all damages to the plaintiff, all legal fees, order the destruction of all infringing materials under the defendant's possession, and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Julie E. Hofer and Andrew S. Mackay of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP in Oakland.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-01877-JSC