MIAMI – A Deerfield Beach corporation alleges another business in the city is using a similar name.

Facilities Pro-Sweep Inc. filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Facility Pro Inc. alleging unfair competition and service mark infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the owner of the service mark Facilities Pro-Sweep. The plaintiff holds Facilities Pro Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly willfully used service marks which are nearly identical, highly similar and/or confusingly similar to plaintiff’s service marks without authorization. The plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendant's infringing activities, plaintiff has suffered great and irreparable harm and damage to its business goodwill and reputation.

The plaintiff seeks preliminary injunction permanently restraining and enjoining defendant from using any service mark that infringe plaintiff’s marks, award for damages, attorneys' fees, costs and such other relief as the court deems fair and just. It is represented by John F. Bradley of Bradley Law Group PA in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60675

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