JACKSONVILLE – A
Canadian home inspection company with an office in Tampa alleges a
Jacksonville company is infringing its trademark.
Pillar to Post
Inc. filed a complaint on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against
Pillar Home Inspections LLC and Jordan H. Berman
alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that it has suffered a loss of profits, reputation and
goodwill as a result of defendants' use of a confusingly similar trade
name and logo for their own home inspection business, in direct
competition with plaintiff. The plaintiff holds Pillar Home Inspections
LLC and Berman responsible because the defendants allegedly caused
injury to plaintiff and its franchisees through the loss of its business
reputation and revenue, and refused to respond to several demands from
plaintiff's legal counsel to cease and desist the imported infringement.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against
defendants, declaratory relief, remove and destroy all infringing
materials, monetary damages, tripled damages for willful acts,
attorneys' fees, costs of action, interest, and other relief as the
court deems just. They are represented by Paul D. Watson and Natalie
Thomas of Sivyer Barlow & Watson PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:17-cv-00109