eForCity Sues Apple For Design Patent, Trademark, And Copyright Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement

design-patent-trademark-copyright-apple-headset-eforcity-infringement.jpgLos Angeles, CA – eForCity Corporation has sued Apple, Inc. seeking the Court’s declaration that its sales of various earphones do not infringe Apple’s Patent Nos. D589,491, D469,753, D596,616, and D515,070. The lawsuit was filed after Apple’s attorneys sent a cease and desist letter accusing eForcity of also infringing Apple’s copyrights by using iPad images allegedly copied from Apple’s website. Further, the letter accused eForCity of infringing Apple’s iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac trademarks in product descriptions with the ® or ™ symbols and without attribution to Apple. The case is eForCity Corp, et al. v. Apple, Inc., CV11-00808 SVW (C.D. Cal. 2011).