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Dov Seidman - HOW Trademark Complaint

Dov Seidman - HOW Trademark Complaint

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information
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herein
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i
pleadingsorother
papers
as
requiredbylaw,
except
as
providedbylocalrulesofcourt.Thisform,approvedbytheJudicialConferenceoftheUnited
States
in
September
1974,isrequiredfor
use
oftheClerkofCourtfor
the
purpose
of
initiating
the
civil
docketsheet.PLAINTIFFSDOVSEIDMAN
and
LRN
CORPORATION
jimnvfihTmnrftit
DEFENDANTS
 
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CHOBANI,
LLC
and
DROGA5,
LLQ.
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ATTORNEYS(FIRMNAME,
ADDRESS,
AND
TELEPHONE
NUMBER
RICHARD
D.
ROCHFORD
HAYNES
and
BOONE,
LLP
30
ROCKEFELLER
PLAZA
NEW
YORK.
NY
10112
ATTORNEYS(IFKNOWN)
JULIA
HUSTON
FOLEYHOAG
SEAPORTWEST
155
SEAPORT
BLVD.
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MAO??10-?ROO
MAURA
WOGANFRANKFURT
KURNIT
KLEIN
488
MADISON
AVENUE
NFWYDRK
NY
100??
CAUSEOFACTION
(CITE
THEU.S.
CIVIL
STATUTE
UNDERWHICH
YOU
ARE
FILING
AND
WRITE
ABRIEF
STATEMENT
OF
CAUSE)
(DONOTCITEJURISDICTIONAL
STATUTESUNLESS
DIVERSITY)
Thisisacivilactionfor
trademark
and
service
mark
infringement
and
unfaircompetition
under
the
Lanham
Act,15U.S.C.§1051,et
seq.
Has
this
action,
case,
or
proceeding,
or
one
essentially
the
same
been
previously
filed
in
SDNY
at
any
time?
NcB esQjudge
Previously
Assigned
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Vol.
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ISTHISAN
INTERNATIONALARBITRATIONCASE?
 PLACE
AN[x]INONEBOXONLY)
TORTS
No
[5]
Yes
NATURE
OF
SUIT
PERSONALINJURYPERSONALINJURYFORFEITURE/PENALTY
[]
367
HEALTHCARE/
PHARMACEUTICAL
PERSONAL
,,625
DRUGRELATED
INJURY/PRODUCT
LIABILITY
I
]110
[]120
[]130
[
]140
[]150
[]151
[]152
[]160
[]190
[]195[]196
INSURANCE
MARINEMILLER
ACTNEGOTIABLEINSTRUMENT
RECOVERY
OF
OVERPAYMENT
&
ENFORCEMENT
OFJUDGMENT
MEDICAREACTRECOVERY
OF
DEFAULTED
STUDENT
LOANS
(EXCLVETERANS)
RECOVERY
OF
OVERPAYMENT
OF
VETERAN'S
BENEFITS
STOCKHOLDERSSUITSOTHER
CONTRACT
CONTRACT
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
FRANCHISE
REAL
PROPERTY
220230
[]240
II245
[
]290
LAND
CONDEMNATION
FORECLOSURE
RENTLEASE
&
EJECTMENTTORTSTO
LAND
TORTPRODUCT
LIABILITY
ALL
OTHER
REAL
PROPERTY
[]
310
AIRPLANE[]
315
AIRPLANE
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
[]320ASSAULT,LIBEL&
SLANDER
[]
330
FEDERAL
EMPLOYERS'
LIABILITY
[]
340
MARINE[]
345
MARINE
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
[]
350
MOTORVEHICLE
[]
355
MOTOR
VEHICLE
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
[]
360
OTHERPERSONAL
INJURY
[]362PERSONALINJURY-
MEDMALPRACTICE
ACTIONSUNDERSTATUTES
CIVIL
RIGHTS
[]
440
OTHERCIVILRIGHTS
(Non-Prisoner)
[]365
PERSONAL
INJURY
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
[l368
ASBESTOS
PERSONAL
INJURY
PRODUCT
LIABILITYPERSONAL
PROPERTY
[]
370OTHER
FRAUD[]371
TRUTH
INLENDING
[]380
OTHER
PERSONAL
PROPERTY
DAMAGE
[)385
PROPERTY
DAMAGE
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
PRISONERPETITIONS
[I
463
ALIENDETAINEE
[]510MOTIONSTO
VACATE
SENTENCE
28
USC
2255
[]530HABEAS
CORPUS
[]
535
DEATHPENALTY[]
540
MANDAMUS&
OTHER
SEIZURE
OF
PROPERTY
21
USC
881
[]690
OTHER
LABOR
441
VOTING
442
EMPLOYMENT
443
HOUSING/ACCOMMODATIONS
445
AMERICANS
WITHDISABILITIES
-
EMPLOYMENT
446
AMERICANS
WITHDISABILITIES
-OTHER
]
448
EDUCATION
PRISONER
CIVIL
RIGHTS
[]
550
CIVIL
RIGHTS
[]555
PRISON
CONDITION
]
560
CIVILDETAINEE
[]710FAIRLABOR
STANDARDS
ACT
[]
720
LABOR/MGMT
RELATIONS
[]
740
RAILWAYLABORACT[]751FAMILYMEDICAL
LEAVEACT(FMLA)
[]
790OTHER
LABOR
LITIGATION
[]791
EMPL
RETINC
SECURITY
ACT
IMMIGRATION
[]
462
NATURALIZATION
APPLICATION
.
[]
465OTHER
IMMIGRATION
ACTIONS
[]
CONDITIONS
OF
CONFINEMENT
Checkifdemandedincomplaint:
CHECK
IF
THIS
ISA
CLASS
ACTION
UNDER
F.R.C.P.
23
ACTIONS
UNDERSTATUTES
BANKRUPTCY
OTHERSTATUTES
[]422APPEAL
28
USC158
[1375FALSECLAIMS
[J400STATE
REAPPORTIONMENT
[]423WITHDRAWAL
28
USC157
[]410ANTITRUST[]430BANKS&BANKING[]450COMMERCE
[]460DEPORTATION
PROPERTYRIGHTS
[]470RACKETEERINFLU
ENCED
&
CORRUPT
[]
820
COPYRIGHTS
[]
830
PATENT
M
840
TRADEMARK
ORGANIZATIONACT
(RICO)
[]
480
CONSUMERCREDIT[]
490
CABLE/SATELLITETV
SOCIALSECURITY
[]850SECURITIES/
COMMODITIES/
[
]861
HIA(1395ff)[]
862
BLACKLUNG(923)[]
863
DIWC/DIWW(405(g))[]864
SSID
TITLEXVI[]865RSI(405(g))
EXCHANGE
[]890OTHERSTATUTORY
ACTIONS
;]891AGRICULTURALACTS
FEDERALTAXSUITS
[]870TAXES(U.S.Plaintiffor
Defendant)
[]871IRS-THIRD
PARTY
26
USC
7609
'J
893
ENVIRONMENTAL
MATTERS
]
895
FREEDOMOF
INFORMATIONACT
;]
896
ARBITRATION;]
899
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE
ACT/REVIEW
APPEAL
OF
AGENCY
DECIS
[]950CONSTITUTIONALITY
STATE
STATUTES
DEMAND$_
OTHER
DO
YOU
CLAJM
THIS
CASEIS
RELATED
TOA
CIVIL
CASE
NOW
PENDING
IN
S.D.N.Y.'
JUDGE
DOCKET
NUMBER
Check
Y S
onlyifdemandedincomplaint
JURYDEMAND:EYES
Q\IO
NOTE:You
must
alsosubmitat
the
timeoffilingthe
Statement
of
Relatedness
form(FormIH-
 
 
PLACE
ANxINONEBOX
ONLY)
ORIGIN
S1
Original
2
Removed
from
LZI
3
Remanded
4
Reinstated
or
Proceeding
State
Court
from
Reopened
||a.
all
partiesrepresented
Appellate
I|b.
At
leastone
party
is
prose.
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x
INONEBOXONLY)
BASIS
OF
JURISDICTION
1
U.S.PLAINTIFF
2
U.S.DEFENDANT
03
FEDERAL
QUESTION
Q4
DIVERSITY
(U.S.NOTAPARTY)
I|5
Transferred
from
[~J
6
Multidistrict
(SpecifyDistrict)Litigation
II7
Appeal
to
District
Judge
from
MagistrateJudge
Judgment
IFDIVERSITY,INDICATE
CITIZENSHIP
BELOW.
CITIZENSHIPOFPRINCIPALPARTIES(FORDIVERSITY
CASES
ONLY)
(Placean[X]in
one
boxforPlaintiff
and
one
boxforDefendant)
CITIZEN
OF
THIS
STATE
PTF
DEF
[
]1
[
]1
CITIZEN
OR
SUBJECTOF
A
FOREIGNCOUNTRY
PTF
DEF
[
]3[
]3
CITIZENOF
ANOTHERSTATE
[]2[]2
INCORPORATED
orPRINCIPAL
PLACE
[]4[]4
OF
BUSINESS
IN
THISSTATE
PLAINTIFF(S)ADDRESS(ES)ANDCOUNTY(IES)
DOV
SEIDMAN
LRN
CORPORATION
745
FIFTH
AVENUE
NEWYORK,NY10151
(NEW
YORKCOUNTY)
INCORPORATED
and
PRINCIPALPLACE
OFBUSINESS
IN
ANOTHERSTATE
FOREIGN
NATION
DEFENDANT(S)ADDRESS(ES)ANDCOUNTY(IES)
CHOBANI
LLC
601LEXINGTONAVE
LOWR
LL1
NEW
YORK,
NY
10022-4655
DROGA5
120
WALL
STREET
NEW
YORK,
NY
10005
PTF
DEF
t
]5
[
]5
[
]6
[
]6
DEFENDANT(S)
ADDRESS
UNKNOWN
REPRESENTATIONISHEREBYMADETHAT,ATTHISTIME,I
HAVE
BEEN
UNABLE,
WITHREASONABLEDILIGENCE,TOASCERTAIN
RE9IBINCE
ADDRESSES
OF
THE
FOLLOWINGDEFENDANTS:
Checkone:
THIS
ACTIONSHOULD
BEASSIGNED
TO:
WHITEPLAINS
0
MANHATTAN
(DONOT
check
eitherboxifthisaPRISONERPETITION/PRISONERCIVILRIGHTS
COMPLAINT.)
.
H
DATE
JUNE
4
2 43IGNATURE
OF
ATTORNEY
OFRECORD
RyKplYVwA/
ADMITTED
TO
PRACTICE
 
THISDISTRICT
[X]
YES
(DATEADMITTED
Mo.
Yr.
1996__j
RECEIPTS
Attorney
Bar
Code
#£)_
ULOif
Magistrate
Judge
isto
be
designated
by
the
C
Magistrate
Judge
RubyJ.Krajick,Clerkof
Court
by
Deputy
Clerk,DATED
UNITED
STATES
DISTRICT
COURT
(NEWYORKSOUTHERN)
^^l^**
ETs%B
0**ws%
is
so
Designated.
Drint
 
Richard
D.
Rochford
JosephLawlor
HAYNESANDBOONE,LLP
30
RockefellerPlaza,
26th
Floor
New
York,
New
York
10112
(T)
212-659-4984
(F)212-884-9572
richard.rochford@haynesboone.com
UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTSOUTHERNDISTRICTOF
NEWYORK
DOVSEIDMAN
and
LRN
CORPORATION,
Plaintiffs,
V.
CHOBANI,LLCandDROGA5,LLC,
Defendants.
14
CV
CIVNO.
JuryTrialRequested
COMPLAINTFOR
INJUNCTIVEAND
OTHERH?
RELIEF
LI
050
CO
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PlaintiffsDovSeidman( Seidman )andLRNCorporation( LRN )(collectively Plaintiffs )allegeasfollowsagainstDefendantsChobaniLLC( Chobani )andDroga5LLC( Droga5 ),uponactualknowledgewithrespecttothemselvesandtheirownacts,andupon
information
and
belief
as
to
all
other
matters:
Nature
of
theAction
1.Thisisacivilactionfortrademarkandservicemarkinfringementandunfair
competitionundertheLanhamAct,15U.S.C.§1051,
etseq.
and/orNewYorkstatutoryand
common
law.
2.Plaintiffs,whosebusinessisbasedonpromotingethicalcorporatebehavior,own
federaltrademarkregistrationsforthewordandmarkHOWandhavealsodevelopedcommonlaw
rightsinHOWandotherHOW-basedmarksoveraperiodof
years.
Plaintiffs'HOWmarksconvey
aclearandconsistentmeaning:that
how
anorganizationbehaves
matters.

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