MIAMI – A Juno Beach publisher has filed a suit against a Los Angeles man alleging he left their business venture and used the plaintiff's content for his own purposes.
ABC Motor Publishing Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Michael Zaccaro alleging trademark infringement, fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff and the defendants were partners in developing 1903 Magazine, a publication about Harley Davidson motorcycles. Zaccaro decided to end the venture, the suit states. The plaintiff holds Zaccaro responsible because the defendant allegedly converted the material for his own purposes and used the 1903 mark.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, pay the plaintiff all gains and advantages derived from the allegedly unlawful act, damages, order the defendant to deliver up for destruction all infringing materials, exemplary damages, plus any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Aileen Gelpi of Law Office in West Palm Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:16-cv-81976-DMM