LOS ANGELES – A real estate business alleges that a San Mateo company is unlawfully continuing to use its marks after it terminated its franchise agreement.
RE/MAX LLC filed a complaint on May 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against National Financial Investment Corp., doing business as RE/MAX Realty Group, and Michael D'Ambra alleging trademark counterfeiting and infringement, copyright infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendants are the operators of a terminated RE/MAX agency. The plaintiff holds National Financial Investment Corp. and D'Ambra responsible because the defendants allegedly continued to advertise their services using the plaintiff's mark after the agreement was terminated.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, impound all infringing materials, actual damages, statutory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Ben M. Davidson of Davidson Law Group ALC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:17-cv-03008-KAW