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Complaint Grenade Ice Cream Grenade

Complaint Grenade Ice Cream Grenade

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Todd
Mitchell,
OSB
No.980287
E-mail:tm@aterwynne.com
Daniel
P.
Larsen,
OSB
No.943645
E-mail:dpl@aterwynne.com
ATERWYNNELLP
1331NWLovejoyStreet,Suite900
Portland,
OR
97209-3280
Tel:503/226-1191;
Fax:
503/226-0079
AttorneysforGrenade,Inc.
-?
Jul.
111554USDC
'-orp
UNITED
STATES
DISTRICTCOURTDISTRICT
OF
OREGONPORTLAND
DIVISION
GRENADE,
INC.,
anOregoncorporation,
Plaintiff,
m%a-
904
HU
ICE
CREAM
GRENADE
CLOTHING
CO.,
anentity
of
unknownform,and
ANDREWACEVADA,
anindividual,
Defendants.
COMPLAINT(TRADEMARK
INFRINGEMENT,
DILUTION,
INTENTIONAL
INTERFERENCE
WITH
BUSINESS
RELATIONS,
AND
UNFAIRCOMPETITION)
JURY
TRIAL
DEMANDED
PlaintiffGrenade,Inc.,manufacturer
of
thewell-known
GRENADE
familyofproducts,
includingyouth-oriented,outdoorandleisureclothingandrelatedaccessories,bringsthissuit
againstDefendantsIceCreamGrenadeClothingCo.andAndrewAcevadabasedonDefendants'
COMPLAINT
FORTRADEMARK
INFRINGEMENT,DILUTION,INTENTIONALINTERFERENCE
WITH
BUSINESSRELATIONS,
ANDUNFAIRCOMPETITION
41^1
ATERWYNNE
LLP
1331
NW
LOVEJOYSTREET,
SUITE
900PORTLAND,
OR
97209-3280
(503)226-1191
Page1
1232710/1/DPIV105562-0041
Case 3:11-cv-00904-HU Document 1 Filed 07/29/11 Page 1 of 14 Page ID#: 1
 
infringinguse
of
aconfusinglysimilarGrenademark,dilution
of
thefamousGRENADEbrand,andunfaircompetition,andallegesasfollows:
I.
THEPARTIES
1.PlaintiffGrenade,Inc.("Grenade"or
"Plaintiff)
isanOregoncorporationwith
itsprincipalplace
of
businessinPortland,Oregon,focusedonmanufacturing,marketingand
sellingyouth-orientedoutdoorandleisureclothing,footwear,andotherapparel,videosand
DVDs,andrelateditems.Plaintiffistheowner
of
numerousfederallyregisteredtrademarksforthetermGRENADEforuseonclothingandotheritems.
2.Oninformationandbelief,DefendantIceCreamGrenade("ICG")isanentity
withitsprincipalplace
of
businessat3725JuneStreet,inBullheadCity,Arizona,which,among
otherthings,sellsclothingandotherapparelitemsthroughouttheUnitedStatesfromitswebsiteat<www.icecreamgrenade.com>andthroughitsprintedcatalogsanddistributors.
3.Oninformationandbelief,DefendantAndrewAcevada("Acevada")isan
individualandresident
of
theState
of
Arizona,andistheprincipal,ownerand/oralterego
of
ICG,and,therefore,isresponsibleforallactionstaken
by
ICG.4.PlaintiffbelievesandherebyallegesthatthereareentitiesorindividualsthatarealsoresponsiblefortheactsallegedhereinbutwhicharecurrentlyunknowntoPlaintiff.
Plaintiffintendstoamendthecomplainttoaddsuchotherentitiesorindividualsastheiridentity
becomesknowntothe
Plaintiff.
II.
JURISDICTION
AND
VENUE
5.Thisisanactionfortrademarkinfringementanddilution,unfaircompetition,and
unfairbusinesspractices,arisingundertheTrademarkAct
of
1946,15U.S.C.§§1051,
etseq.
COMPLAINT
FOR
TRADEMARKINFRINGEMENT,
DILUTION,
INTENTIONAL
Page
2
INTERFERENCE
WITH
BUSINESSRELATIONS,
ANDUNFAIRCOMPETITION
ATER
WYNNE
LLP
133,ND^/^Y^^EnI,?,U0,nTE900
1232710/1/DPL/105562-0041
PORTLAND,
OR
97209-3280
(503)226-1191
Case 3:11-cv-00904-HU Document 1 Filed 07/29/11 Page 2 of 14 Page ID#: 2
 
(2009)(the"LanhamAct"),thefairbusinesspracticesandunfairanddeceptivetradepractices
acts
of
severalstates;
and
the
common
law.
6.ThisCourthasoriginalsubjectmatterjurisdictionovertheLanhamActclaims
under15U.S.C.§1121(a)and28U.S.C.§§1331and1338(a)and(b),andoriginaljurisdiction
overthestatelawclaimsunder28U.S.C.§1332(a)(1),inthatthecontroversyinvolvesa
disputebetweencitizens
of
differentstatesand,oninformationandbelief,theamountin
controversyexceedsthesum
of
$75,000.ThisCourtalsohassupplementaljurisdictionoverthe
state
law
claims.
7.ThisCourthaspersonaljurisdictionovertheDefendants
by
virtue
of
thefactthat
DefendantshavepurposefullydirectedtheirconductatGrenadeintheState
of
Oregon,knowing
thatGrenadewouldbeharmedinOregonandhaveotherwisemadeorestablishedcontactswith
Oregonsufficienttopermittheexercise
of
personaljurisdiction.
8.Venueisproperinthisdistrictpursuantto28U.S.C.§1391(b).
III.
BACKGROUNDA.TheGRENADEMarks
9.PlaintiffGrenadehasbeensellingyouth-orientedoutdoorandleisureapparelandrelateditemssinceatleast2001,andhasbecomewellknownforitsactionsportsclothingandaccessoriespromotedunderits
GRENADE
trademarks.Grenadehascontinuouslypromotedandsolditshighqualitysportsclothingandaccessories,includingwithoutlimitationT-shirtsandhoodedsweatshirts("hoodies"),underitsmark
GRENADE,
aswellasits
GRENADE
logoscomposed
of
stylizedimages
of
ahandgrenade
("GRENADELOGO")
(collectivelythe
COMPLAINT
FOR
TRADEMARKINFRINGEMENT,DILUTION,INTENTIONAL
Page3
INTERFERENCE
WITH
BUSINESSRELATIONS,
ANDUNFAIRCOMPETITION
ATER
WYNNE
LLP
"^^^^ST^JSS^-?^900
1232710/1/DPL/105562-0041
PORTLAND,
OR
97209-3280
(503)226-1191
Case 3:11-cv-00904-HU Document 1 Filed 07/29/11 Page 3 of 14 Page ID#: 3

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