Beverly Hills, CA – Trademark attorneys file trademark infringement and Lanham Act 43(a) unfair competition lawsuit against J&B Importers, Inc. to protect Mad Dogg Athletics’ exercise equipment trademark, in Los Angeles Federal District Court, alleging infringement of its USPTO registered trademarks. Mad Dogg Athletics registered its Spinning® trademark for use with “fitness education and traning program for use in connection with indoor cycling via stationary exercise bicycles. Mad Dogg Athletics also registered its Spintech® trademark for use on “stationary exercise bicycles and accessories related thereto, specifically, bicycle cleaning preparations and lubricants.”
The complaint alleges that J&B Importers has used Madd Dog Athletics’ Spintech® trademark on counterfeit bicycle lubricants. Plaintiff alleges that the activities of Defendant “constitute willful and intentional counterfeiting.” The complaint asserts the following causes of action: (1) Federal trademark infringement 15 U.S.C. §§ 1114; (2) Federal unfair competition and false designation of origin under section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a); (3) Unfair competition under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 ; and, (4) Constructive Trust Under Cal. Civ. Code § 2224. The case is titled Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. v. J & B Importers, Inc., CV08-01717 SVW (Central District Of California).