Los Angeles, CA – Glendale, California trademark attorney files, on behalf of Nike, a trademark infringement, Lanham Act unfair competition, Lanham Act dilution of famous trademark, section 17200 unfair competition, and dilution under California law complaint in Los Angeles Federal District Court. Nike is combating the willful sale of unlicensed and counterfeit products that bear Nike’s numerous trademarks registered with the USPTO. Nike alleges that it sells over 4.5 billion dollars of merchandise a year all of which bear Nike’s famous trademarks.
Nike alleges that two individual defendants manufacture, distribute, and or sell counterfeit footwear bearing the Nike trademarks through several websites. Nike alleges that the two individual defendants are residents of Long Beach, California and base their counterfeiting operations there. Nike’s federal trademark infringement arises under Sections 32 and 43 of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1114 and 1125. Nike’s Lanham Act – unfair competition claim arises under section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a) and (d) for false designation of origin and false descriptions and representations in interstate commerce. Nike’s dilution of famous marks arises under the Lanham Act section 43, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c). The case is titled Nike, Inc. v. Nyla Kauv, CV08-01404 ODW (C.D. California)