Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 29, 2016, 3:09pm


FORT LAUDERDALE — A German manufacturer has filed suit against a service station for allegedly selling counterfeit items bearing the plaintiff's trademark.

Roor filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Pompano Service Station LLC, doing business as Cypress Valero, alleging that the retailer violated the rights of plaintiff under the Lanham Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Roor has built a reputation as a supplier of the finest water pipe, so that any imitation affects its goodwill and business stature, such as the counterfeit items bearing the trademark of the plaintiff and being passed off as a real Roor product at a lower price with inferior quality. 

The plaintiff holds Pompano Service Station LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly gained profit from selling fake products, passed off products as genuine and created a false affiliation to the plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, award an accounting for profits, damages, attorneys’ fees and costs and any further relief the court deems just. It is represented by Anthony J. Badway of The Ticktin Law Group PLLC in Deerfield Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 16-cv-61928

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