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Cree, Inc. v. Gearxs, Inc.

United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division

July 7, 2017

CREE, INC., a North Carolina Corporation, Plaintiff,
GEARXS, INC., an Illinois Corporation; REFAEL YITZHAKI, an Individual d/b/a GEARXS, INC.; WEST COAST IMPORTS, INC.; and DOES 1-10, Inclusive, Defendants.


          HON. JOHN F. WALTER United States District Judge.

         The Court, pursuant to the Stipulation for Entry of Permanent Injunction and Dismissal of Entire Action by and between Plaintiff Cree, Inc. (“Plaintiff”), and Defendants West Coast Imports, Inc. (“Defendants”), on the other hand, hereby ORDERS, ADJUDICATES and DECREES that a permanent injunction shall be and hereby is entered against Defendant as follows:


         Defendant and any person or entity acting in concert with, or at its direction, including any and all agents, servants, employees, partners, assignees, and any others over which they may exercise control, are hereby restrained and enjoined, pursuant to 15 United States Code (“U.S.C.”) § 1116(a), from engaging in, directly or indirectly, or authorizing or assisting any third party to engage in, any of the following activities in the United States and throughout the world:

(i) copying, manufacturing, importing, exporting, purchasing, marketing, advertising, offering for sale, selling, receiving, storing, fulfilling, distributing or dealing in any product or service that uses, or otherwise making any use of, any of Plaintiffs' intellectual properties, including but not limited to, the CREE® (Reg. Nos. 2, 440, 530; 2, 452, 761; 3, 935, 628; 3, 935, 629; 3, 938, 970; 4, 026, 756; 3, 935, 630; 3, 935, 631; 3, 938, 971; 2, 922, 689; 3, 998, 141; 3, 998, 142; 4, 233, 855; 4, 234, 124; 4, 641, 937; 4, 597, 310; 4, 597, 311; 4, 767, 107; 4, 771, 402; 4, 787, 288), CREE LEDS® (Reg. Nos. 3, 360, 315; 4, 558, 924), CREE LED LIGHT® (Reg. No. 3, 327, 299), CREE LED LIGHTING® (Reg. Nos. 3, 891, 756; 3, 891, 765), CREE LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS® (Reg. No. 3, 526, 887), and CREE TRUEWHITE® (Reg. Nos. 4, 029, 469; 4, 091, 530), CREE TRUEWHITE TECHNOLOGY (Reg. Nos. 4, 286, 398; 4, 099, 381) word and design trademarks affixed as Exhibits “A” - “DD” to Plaintiff's Complaint (ECF Dkt. 30, ¶21)(collectively, “Plaintiff's Intellectual Properties”);
(ii) copying, manufacturing, importing, exporting, marketing, sale, offering for sale, distributing or dealing in any product or service which uses, or otherwise makes any use of, any of CREE's Marks, and/or any Plaintiff's Intellectual Property, pursuant to the causes of action of this Litigation, which is confusingly or substantially similar to, or which constitutes a colorable imitation of, any of CREE's Marks, whether such use is as, on, in or in connection with any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, design, Internet use, website, domain name, metatags, advertising, promotions, solicitations, commercial exploitation, television, web-based or any other program, or any product or service, or otherwise using, advertising or displaying Plaintiff's Intellectual Properties to suggest that non-genuine CREE-related products being advertised are manufactured, sponsored or endorsed by Plaintiff;
(iii) performing or allowing others employed by or representing them, or under their control, to perform any act or things prohibited by law, which is likely to injure CREE, any of CREE's Marks;
(iv) engaging in any acts of federal and/or state trademark infringement, false designation of origin, unfair competition, dilution, or other act which would tend to damage or injure CREE; and/or
(iii) owning or controlling any Internet domain name or website that uses any of Plaintiff s Intellectual Properties.

         2. This Permanent Injunction does not apply to authentic CREE LEDs or component parts bearing Plaintiffs Intellectual Properties authorized by CREE.

         3. This Permanent Injunction shall be deemed to have been served upon Defendants at the time of its execution by the Court.

         4. The Court finds there is no just reason for delay in entering this Permanent Injunction against Defendants, and the Court directs immediate entry of this Permanent Injunction against Defendants.


         No appeals shall be taken from this Permanent Injunction, and the parties waive all rights to appeal. This Court expressly retains jurisdiction over this matter to enforce any violation of the terms of this Permanent ...

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