MIAMI — A water pipe manufacturer's distributor has filed suit against a retail store for alleged trademark infringement.
Sream Inc. filed a complaint Sept. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Beverage Station Inc., alleging that the retail shop introduced a counterfeit product into the stream of commerce.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in August 2013, Sream Inc. was awarded an exclusive license to market, distribute and sell RooR products, a German company known to manufacture quality water pipes and parts. The plaintiff also claims it was granted enforcement rights to sue for infringement, such as the defendant's acts to sell counterfeit products bearing the trademarks of RooR. As a result, the plaintiff purportedly was caused injury to its reputation and goodwill, and suffered from losses in profits.
The plaintiff holds Beverage Station Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly deceived consumers to the true source, origin and affiliation of the defendant’s goods, obtained profit at the expense of plaintiff and diminished the plaintiff's brand recognition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, awarding of damages, injunctive relief, attorney's fees, costs and further relief the court deems appropriate. It is represented by Jamie Alan Sasson of The Ticktin Law Group PLLC in Deerfield Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 2:16-cv-14408