LOS ANGELES – A Lancaster business is alleged to have infringed on a Northridge man's trademark for electronic cigarette products.
Mike Sarieddine filed a complaint on May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Alien Visions E-Juice Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff has sold electronic cigarette products to consumers under the Alien Vape trademarks since 2008. He alleges the defendants are selling electronic cigarette products under the infringing brand name Alien Visions.
The plaintiff holds Alien Visions E-Juice Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly caused actual confusion among consumers and that the defendants allegedly are wrongfully reaping the benefits of the plaintiff's Alien Vape marks.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaratory judgment against the defendants, award an accounting of, and disgorgement to plaintiff of any and all profits, recover all damages in the amount of at least $10 million, exemplary or punitive damages, costs of action, attorneys’ fees, and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stephen C. McArthur and Valerie McConnell of The McArthur Law Firm PC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-03658