ORLANDO – A Georgia roofing corporation alleges an Orlando business and individual are unlawfully using its trademark.
The Roof Depot Inc. filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Yordanys Hector and Yave Yire Enterprises Inc. alleging that they obtained profit through the use of infringing trademarks.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered damages from defendants' wrongful conduct of offering their re-roofing services under the similar mark as that of plaintiff's "The Roof Depot" mark. The plaintiff holds Hector and Yave Yire Enterprises Inc., doing business as The Roof Depot Inc., responsible because the defendants allegedly could cause confusion among consumers by using the same marks as plaintiff's distinctive marks.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, enjoinder from further violation, award damages and profits, actual and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs of action, and further relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Frank R. Jakes of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:17-cv-00610