LOS ANGELES – A toys and sports entertainment equipment manufacturer alleges two of its products were unlawfully copied.
Aquawood LLC filed a complaint on April 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging that they violated the Copyright Act of 1976.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it discovered that its products, the Dive N' Fish and the Feeding Frenzy Octopus Game, were copied, reproduced and advertised by the defendants in the form of a counterfeit pool toy named the Sink and Scoop Game. The plaintiff claims the displays are the same and the defendant's product contain pieces that are identical to or indistinguishable from its copyrighted products,
The plaintiff holds Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to seek or obtain plaintiff's consent or authorization to utilize, manufacture, reproduce, copy, duplicate, distribute and sell copyright-protected products.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to be awarded for all of its costs, including attorney's fees, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Richard A. Grossman in Tarzana.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02879