LivingSocial has been sued by mobile product manufacturer mophie on the grounds of infringement.
In a suit filed Monday in California, the deals giant is accused of selling copycat products that violate mophie’s trademarks. The plaintiff is seeking financial compensation and a halt to further infringing sales.
Regarding the suit, mophie CEO Daniel Huang stated that “[the] sale of imitation products by LivingSocial and Source Vista are an affront to us and an insult to our valued customers. We intend to vigorously enforce our intellectual property rights on a global scale to ensure that consumers can have confidence in the quality and integrity of the mophie products they purchase.”
Calling for a jury trial, the Juice Pack maker has sued LivingSocial for unfair competition, copyright infringement and dilution of trademark, among other charges.
With operations in California, Michigan and China, mophie has become a leading brand in battery-recharge products and mobile accessories.