ORLANDO – Manufacturers of artisan residential and commercial design materials allege that another company is selling similar products using its mark.
Island Stone International Limited and Island Stone America Inc. filed a complaint on April 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against
Island Stone India Private Limited and Ajay Gupta citing trademark infringement, copyright infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they have suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable harm to their reputation, goodwill and trademark rights unless and until defendants are enjoined from further infringing on them. The plaintiffs holds Island Stone India Private Limited and Ajay Gupta responsible because the defendants allegedly created confusion in the marketplace and among the consumers with the use of a similar mark, used Island Stone Mark in its website without permission and attempted to ride on its international goodwill and reputation.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an injunctive relief enjoining defendant from further infringing the Island Stone mark; compensation for actual, statutory and punitive damages; attorneys' fees and costs; and any other relief as the court may deem appropriate. They are represented by Courtney M. Keller and Gregory W. Herbert of Greenberg Traurig PA in Orlando.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:16-cv-00656