Judgement Found Against MyLocker LLC For Counterfeiting Island Jay Brand
On June 17, 2020, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division, granted Island Jay, Inc a motion for default judgement against MyLocker, LLC.
In 2018 and 2019 Island Jay discovered counterfeits were being printed, packaged, and shipped from the MyLocker, LLC facility located at 1300 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48216.
On May 22, 2019 Island Jay, Inc filed a Civil Case Complaint against MyLocker, LLC for producing counterfeit products bearing many of Island Jay, Inc's registered trademarks. Docket # 2:2019-cv-11501. The original case was filed with 17 exhibits of counterfeit examples that were produced without permission from MyLocker, LLC.
More counterfeits were produced and shipped by MyLocker, LLC after the case was filed. On September 13th, 2019 a default judgement request was filed by attorneys for Island Jay, Inc. The default judgement request included 11 more examples of counterfeits produced and shipped from MyLocker, LLC.
MyLocker, LLC failed to respond timely to the case which led to a default judgement in favor of the Plaintiff, Island Jay, Inc.
Jason Guarino, the Founder and President of Island Jay, Inc., commented on the case. "As a small business in the USA we have found that our brand's reputation is being tarnished by many counterfeiters that ignore our IP rights. My partners and I have and will continue to aggressively pursue the take down and removal of counterfeit Island Jay products."
Mr. Guarino continued by stating, "The low barrier of entry for an individual to counterfeit and print a trademark to any number of products has opened the door to easy counterfeiting activities that can violate the IP rights of all established brands. Print on demand t-shirt companies, such as MyLocker, LLC, must be more diligent in ensuring their company is not violating the intellectual property rights of other individuals and corporations."
Island Jay, Inc is a beach lifestyle company based out of Oldsmar, Florida.
Examples of counterfeit Island Jay products printed, packaged, and shipped from MyLocker, LLC
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