MIAMI – An Aventura-based hotel and restaurant company is suing a Miami vacation rental service over allegations of trademark infringement.
JS IP LLC filed a complaint on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Fontainebleau Miami LLC and Maurice J. Williams, citing trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff, which owns the trademarks in relation to the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, alleges that it has been damaged and will continue to suffer substantial and irreparable injury until a decision is rendered in its favor. The plaintiff holds Fontainebleau Miami LLC and Maurice J. Williams responsible because the defendants allegedly directly infringed its Fontainebleau marks, which created consumer confusion among hotel guests.
The plaintiff seeks the following: damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. The plaintiff is represented by John Cyril Malloy III and Meredith Frank Mendez of Malloy & Malloy PL in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-20824