SAN DIEGO — A San Diego manufacturer is suing a competitor, alleging patent infringement.

Kore Essentials Inc. filed a complaint Oct. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Nexbelt LLC and Does 1-10, alleging they obtained profit and goodwill through infringement.

According to the complaint, Kore Essentials, which manufactures stylish ratchet belts and gun belts, has suffered and will continue to suffer harm and injury, including monetary damages, as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendant in the infringement of plaintiff's patent '631, titled the ratchet belt system and related accessories. The suit says Nextbelt is making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing, and/or exporting products that infringe the Kore's patent. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants caused confusion among consumers as to the true origin and affiliation of the infringing product, and obtained profit at the expense of plaintiff.

Kore Essentials seeks trial by jury, damages, permanent injunction, award lost profits and/or royalty, interest, costs, attorney fees, trebling of damages and/or enhanced damages, and all further relief the court deems just. It is represented by attorneys James V. Fazio III, Trevor Q. Coddington and Cody R. Lejeune of San Diego IP Law Group LLP in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-02129

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