FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County corporation is suing a martial arts company, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition.
Del Management Inc., doing business as American Top Team, filed a complaint Nov. 1 in Broward Circuit Court against Dependable Martial Arts Inc., CHP International LLC, doing business as Velocity Martial Arts, alleging they obtained profit through the illegal use of infringing trademarks.
According to the complaint, American Top Team, one of the largest mixed martial arts teams in the world, has been damaged by the defendants' common law service mark infringement, by making false and deceptive representations that they are affiliated with the plaintiff and that their martial arts programs and classes are being run by American Top Team's founders and team members.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants implied to the general public that American Top Team is affiliated with the defendants, and capitalized and received the benefit of the plaintiff's reputation and good will.
American Top Team seeks trial by jury, damages, injunctive relief, interest, attorney fees, court costs and all further relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Geoffrey A. Pette of Fort Lauderdale.
Broward Circuit Court case number 17-CA-20000