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Sanrio, Inc. v. Casa Manga, Inc.

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

December 2, 2013

Sanrio, Inc., Plaintiff,
v.
Casa Manga, Inc.; Ebez Co., Inc.; Rang Kim a/k/a Kim Rang; and Does 1 through 10 inclusive, Defendants.

CONSENT DECREE PURSUANT TO STIPULATION

JOSEPHINE L. STATON, District Judge.

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 Defendants Ebez Co., Inc. and Rang Kim a/k/a Kim Rang (collectively "Defendants"), 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 Defendants.

2) 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 Defendants have made unauthorized uses of Plaintiff s Properties or substantially similar likenesses or colorable imitations thereof.

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

a) Infringing Plaintiffs 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 Plaintiffs 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, Defendants' customers and/or members of the public to believe, the actions of Defendants, the products sold by Defendants, or Defendants themselves 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 Defendants 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 Defendants.

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 Defendants are dismissed with prejudice.

EXHIBIT A

SANRIO CO.'S COPYRIGHTED DESIGNS

Copyright Title of Work (Character) Type of Work Registration SANRIO 2005 CHARACTER VAu 684-322 GUIDE Graphic Artwork Collective work of artwork, text and VA X-XXX-XXX CHARACTER MERCHANDISING photos SANRIO 1993 PRODUCT AND TX 3-769-888 SALES PROMOTION CATALOG Visual Material VA X-XXX-XXX 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 Pictorial Cartoon VA 707-212 KEROKEROKEROPPI Drawing VA 246-421 LITTLE TWIN STARS Stickers VA 840-495 MONKICHI Graphic Artwork MY MELODY, A BUNNY WITH VA 130-419 HOOD Graphic Artwork PATTY & JIMMY, A BOY AND VA 130-421 GIRL WITH SCHOOL BOOKS Graphic Artwork PEKKLE-AHIRU NO PEKKLE VA 636-582 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 X-XXX-XXX KEROPPI/LITTLE FROG...BIG SPLASH Visual Material SANRIO 2010 CHARACTER Vau X-XXX-XXX GUIDE Visual Material SANRIO 2002 HELLO KITTY VA X-XXX-XXX Visual Material STYLE GUIDE VA 657-748 KOBUTA NO PIPPO Visual Material SANRIO 2005 KEROPPI STYLE VA X-XXX-XXX GUIDE Visual Material Vau 655-028 THE RUNABOUTS - 2001 Visual Material VA X-XXX-XXX TENORIKUMA(BLUE CAFE), Visual Material MY MELODY(HEART),

KUROMI(KUROMI5), CHARMMY KITTY(RABBIT), HELLO KITTY(LOGO) EVERYDAY CAT. JUNE 2006 MASYUMARU(INTRO); CINNAMOROLL(SPORT); SUGARBUNNIES(DOUGHNUTS); VA X-XXX-XXX CHARMMYKITTY(RABBIT); LITTLE TWIN STARS(STARS); HELLO KITTY(BEAR); Visual Material EVERYDAY CATALOG JULY 2006 PANDAPPLE(INTRO), VA X-XXX-XXX FROOLIEMEW(FANCY), Visual Material CHOCOCAT(DOT)/SANRIO 2005 PRODUCT CATALOG AUG NEW DOKIDOKI HOTDOG/THE VA X-XXX-XXX CHILI PEPPER TRIO/CATALOG Visual Material EVERYDAY 5 MAY 2003

EXHIBIT B

SANRIO CO.'S TRADEMARKS

Trademark Mark Drawing Trademark Trademark Code Registration No. Registration Date Design Plus Chococat Words, Letters, 2, 842, 707 5/18/04 and/or Numbers Design Plus Chococat Words, Letters, 2, 707, 592 4/15/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Chococat Words, Letters, 2, 705, 164 4/8/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Chococat Words, Letters, 2, 714, 130 5/6/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Chococat Words, Letters, 2, 952, 043 5/17/05 and/or Numbers Design Plus Chococat Words, Letters, 2, 845, 315 5/25/04 and/or Numbers 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 Keropp 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, 38111/11/08 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, 38110/20/09 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 Design Plus Words, Letters, 2, 506, 705 11/13/01 and/or Numbers Sanrio Typed Drawing 2, 506, 577 11/13/01 Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 721, 680 6/3/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 742, 381 7/29/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 721, 679 6/3/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 693, 639 3/4/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 696, 063 3/11/03 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 845, 115 5/25/04 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 435, 865 3/13/01 and/or Numbers Design Plus Sanrio Words, Letters, 2, 847, 629 6/1/04 and/or Numbers KEROKEROKEROPPI Standard CharacterMark 3, 531, 378 11/11/08 KEROKEROKEROPPI Standard CharacterMark 3, 531, 376 11/11/08 Bow Design only 3, 260, 857 7/10/07 Bow Design only 3, 359, 800 12/25/07 Bow Design only 3, 359, 80112/25/07 Bow Design only 3, 272, 377 7/31/07 Bow Design only 3, 260, 860 7/10/07 Bow Design only 3, 362, 512 1/1/08 Bow Design only 3, 3, 48, 608 12/4/08


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