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Sanrio, Inc v. Love Story

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


January 31, 2013

SANRIO, INC., PLAINTIFF,
v.
LOVE STORY, INC.; C&L FASHION, INC. D/B/A BEAUTIFUL GINA A/K/A GINA BEAUTIFUL A/K/A GINA BEAUTIFUL FASHION; KON MOON A/K/A KON IL MOON; BKV, INC. A/K/A BKV TELLOS INC. D/B/A TELLO'S, AND DOES 1 -- 10, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. R. Gary Klausner United States District Judge

NOTE: CHANGES MADE BY THE COURT

[PROPOSED] CONSENT DECREE PURSUANT TO STIPULATION

The Court, having read and considered the Joint Stipulation for Entry of Consent Decree that has been executed on behalf of Plaintiff Sanrio, Inc. ("Plaintiff"), on the one hand, and Defendant BKV, Inc. a/k/a BKV Tellos Inc. d/b/a Tello's ("Defendant"), on the other hand, and good cause appearing therefore, hereby: ORDERS that this Consent Decree shall be and is hereby entered in the within action as follows:

1) This Court has jurisdiction over the parties to this action and over the subject matter hereof pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., 17 U.S.C. § 501, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338, and 28 U.S.C. § 1367. Service of process was properly made against Defendant.

2) For purposes of this action against Defendant, Plaintiff is the owner or exclusive licensee of all rights in and to the copyright and trademark registrations listed in Exhibits "A" and "B," attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference, and the copyrights associated with the same ("Plaintiff's Properties").

3) Plaintiff has expended considerable resources in the creation and commercial exploitation of Plaintiff's Properties on merchandise and in the enforcement of its intellectual property rights in Plaintiff's Properties.

4) Plaintiff has alleged that Defendant has made unauthorized uses of Plaintiff's Properties or substantially similar likenesses or colorable imitations thereof.

5) Defendant and its agents, servants, employees and all persons in active concert and participation with it who receive actual notice of the injunction are hereby restrained and enjoined from:

a) Infringing Plaintiff's copyrights and trademarks in Plaintiff's Properties, either directly or contributorily, in any manner, including generally, but not limited to manufacturing, importing, distributing, advertising, selling, offering for sale, any unauthorized product which features any of Plaintiff's Properties ("Unauthorized Products"), and, specifically:

i) Importing, manufacturing, distributing, advertising, selling, offering for sale, the Unauthorized Products or any other unauthorized products which picture, reproduce, copy or use the likenesses of or bear a substantial similarity to any of Plaintiff's Properties;

ii) Importing, manufacturing, distributing, advertising, selling, offering for sale, renting or offering to rent in connection thereto any unauthorized promotional materials, labels, packaging or containers which picture, reproduce, copy or use the likenesses of or bear a confusing similarity to any of Plaintiff's Properties;

iii) Engaging in any conduct that tends falsely to represent that, or is likely to confuse, mislead or deceive purchasers, Defendant's customers and/or members of the public to believe, the actions of Defendant, the products sold by Defendant, or Defendant itself are connected with Plaintiff, are sponsored, approved or licensed by Plaintiff, or are affiliated with Plaintiff; or

iv) Affixing, applying, annexing or using in connection with the importation, manufacture, distribution, advertising, selling, offering for sale, or other use of any goods or services, a false description or representation, including words or other symbols, tending to falsely describe or represent such goods as being those of Plaintiff.

6) Each side shall bear its own fees and costs of suit.

7) This Consent Decree shall be deemed to have been served upon Defendant at the time of its execution by the Court.

8) The Court finds there is no just reason for delay in entering this Consent Decree and, pursuant to Rule 54(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court directs immediate entry of this Consent Decree against Defendant.

9) The Court shall retain jurisdiction of this action to entertain such further proceedings and to enter such further orders as may be necessary or appropriate to implement and enforce the provisions of this Consent Decree.

10) Except as provided herein, all claims alleged in the Complaint as to Defendant are dismissed with prejudice. All claims alleged in the Complaint as to the remaining defendants shall remain pending before the Court.

Presented By: J. Andrew Coombs, A Prof. Corp. By: J. Andrew Coombs Nicole L. Drey Attorneys for Plaintiff Sanrio, Inc. Carl J. Pentis, A Prof. Law Corp. By: Carl J. Pentis Attorney for Defendant BKV, Inc. a/k/a BKV Tellos Inc. d/b/a Tello's

EXHIBIT A

SANRIO CO.'S COPYRIGHTED DESIGNS Copyright Registration Title of Work (Character) Type of Work VAu 684-322 SANRIO 2005 CHARACTER GUIDE Graphic Artwork Collective work of artwork, text and photos VA 1-303-874 CHARACTER MERCHANDISING TX 3-769-888 SANRIO 1993 PRODUCT AND SALES PROMOTION CATALOG Visual Material VA 1-296-115 2004 -- 100 CHARACTERS Graphic Artwork VA 811-440 BAD BADTZ MARU Graphic Artwork VAu 498-617 CHOCOCAT Art original VA 130-420 HELLO KITTY Graphic Artwork VA 636-579 KEROKEROKEROPPI Sticker Book VA 707-212 KEROKEROKEROPPI Pictorial Cartoon Drawing VA 246-421 LITTLE TWIN STARS Stickers VA 840-495 MONKICHI Graphic Artwork VA 130-419 MY MELODY, A BUNNY WITH HOOD Graphic Artwork VA 130-421 PATTY & JIMMY, A BOY AND GIRL WITH SCHOOL BOOKS Graphic Artwork VA 636-582 PEKKLE- AHIRU NO PEKKLE MINI STICKER BOOK Graphic Artwork VA 840-496 PICKE BICKE Graphic Artwork VA 636-580 POCHACCO Sticker Book TUXEDO SAM, TUXEDO SAM GRAND REGATTA, SPIFFY'S THE COOLEST AND SPIFFY IS VA 148-625 COOL STICKERS Stickers VA 840-494 WINKIPINKI Graphic Artwork VA 636-581 ZASHIKIBUTA Stickers VA 1-352-721 KEROPPI / LITTLE FROG.BIG SPLASH Visual Material Vau 1-078-385 SANRIO 2010 CHARACTER GUIDE Visual Material VA 1-342-775 SANRIO 2002 HELLO KITTY STYLE GUIDE Visual Material VA 657-748 KOBUTA NO PIPPO Visual Material VA 1-342-774 SANRIO 2005 KEROPPI STYLE GUIDE Visual Material Vau 655-028 THE RUNABOUTS - 2001 Visual Material VA 1-416-374 TENORIKUMA(BLUE CAFE), MY MELODY(HEART), Visual Material KUROMI(KUROMI5), CHARMMY KITTY(RABBIT), HELLO KITTY(LOGO) EVERYDAY CAT.JUNE 2006 MASYUMARU(INTRO); CINNAMOROLL(SPORT); SUGARBUNNIES(DOUGHNUTS); CHARMMYKITTY(RABBIT); LITTLE TWIN STARS(STARS); VA 1-416-375 HELLO KITTY(BEAR); EVERYDAY CATALOG JULY Visual Material 2006 PANDAPPLE(INTRO), FROOLIEMEW(FANCY), CHOCOCAT(DOT)/SANRIO 2005 PRODUCT CATALOG AUG NEW VA 1-370-020 Visual Material DOKIDOKI HOTDOG / THE CHILI PEPPER TRIO / CATALOG VA 1-303-873 Visual Material EVERYDAY 5 MAY 2003

EXHIBIT B

SANRIO CO.'S TRADEMARKS Trademark Registration Trademark Mark Drawing Code Trademark Registration No. Date Chococat Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,842,707 5/18/04 Chococat Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,707,592 4/15/03 Chococat Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,705,164 4/8/03 Chococat Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,714,130 5/6/03 Chococat Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,952,043 5/17/05 Chococat Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,845,315 5/25/04 Hello Kitty Design Only 1,200,083 7/6/82 Hello Kitty Design Only 1,277,721 5/15/84 Hello Kitty Typed Drawing 1,215,436 11/9/82 Hello Kitty Typed Drawing 1,279,486 5/29/84 Hello Kitty Typed Drawing 1,391,550 4/29/86 Hello Kitty Design Only 1,370,105 11/12/85 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,531,383 11/11/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,181,350 12/5/06 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,531,382 11/11/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,181,349 12/5/06 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,436,548 5/27/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,181,348 12/5/06 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,181,347 12/5/06 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,449,938 6/17/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,531,381 11/11/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,531,380 11/11/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,181,346 12/5/06 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,423,288 5/6/08 Keroppi Standard Character Mark 3,181,345 12/5/06 Little Twin Stars Typed Drawing 1,341,864 6/18/85 Little Twin Stars Typed Drawing 1,192,946 4/6/82 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,999 5/29/07 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,998 5/29/07 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,997 5/29/07 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,994 5/29/07 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,993 5/29/07 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,992 5/29/07 Little Twin Stars Standard Character Mark 3,245,991 5/29/07 Monkichi Standard Character Mark 3,699,381 10/20/09 My Melody Typed Drawing 1,305,637 11/20/84 My Melody Typed Drawing 1,210,192 9/28/82 Pekkle Typed Drawing 2,053,346 4/15/97 Pochacco Typed Drawing 2,236,507 4/6/99 Pochacco Typed Drawing 1,985,358 7/9/96 Sanrio Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,506,705 11/13/01 Sanrio Typed Drawing 2,506,577 11/13/01 Sanrio Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,721,680 6/3/03 Sanrio Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,742,381 7/29/03 Sanrio Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,721,679 6/3/03 Sanrio Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,693,639 3/4/03 Sanrio Design Plus Words, Letters, and/or Numbers 2,696,063 3/11/03 KEROKEROKEROPPI Standard Character Mark 3,531,378 11/11/2008 KEROKEROKEROPPI Standard Character Mark 3,531,376 11/11/2008 Bow Design only 3,260,857 7/10/2007 Bow Design only 3,359,800 12/25/2007 Bow Design only 3,359,801 12/25/2007 Bow Design only 3,272,377 7/31/2007 Bow Design only 3,260,860 7/10/2007 Bow Design only 3,362,512 1/1/2008 Bow Design only 3,3,48,608 12/4/2008 Bow Design only 3,249,704 6/5/2007 Bow Design only 3,362,514 1/1/2008 Bow Design only 3.359,799 12/25/2007 Bow Design only 3,260,858 7/10/2007 Bow Design only 3,445,304 6/10/2008 Bow Design only 3,260,859 7/10/2007 Bow Design only 3,359,802 12/25/2007 Bow Design only 3,260,861 7/10/2007 Bow Design only 3,253,794 6/19/2007 Bow Design only 3,260,862 7/10/2007 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,666,736 8/11/2009 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,756,724 3/9/2010 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,751,315 2/23/2010 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,868,138 10/26/2010 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,756,725 3/9/2010 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,666,736 8/11/2009 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,679,187 9/8/2009 Outline of Hello Kitty Design only 3,865,208 10/19/2010

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