LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles clothing manufacturer is suing a New York company, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Holly Elizabeth Jovenall, doing business as Billy Los Angeles, filed a complaint Sept. 18 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Billy LLC and Does 1-9, alleging that they obtained profit through the use of infringing trademarks, violating the Lanham Act.

According to the complaint, Jovenall has suffered irreparable harm to her professional reputation and good will, as a result of the defendants' unauthorized use of a confusingly similar mark that was developed at great expense and effort by the plaintiff for her T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and jackets. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants caused confusion among customers by using the same trademarks as plaintiff's distinctive marks, and capitalized and received the benefit of Jovenall's reputation and good will.

Jovenall seeks trial by jury, damages, seize and impound all accused products, determine the case as exceptional and all further relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Daniel M. Cislo and Mark D. Nielsen of Cislo & Thomas LLP in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-C-6860

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