BMW of North America, LLC et al v. DBS Global, Inc. et al

Filing 29

PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST DEFENDANT DBS GLOBAL, INC. AND DISMISSAL, WITH PREJUDICE [JS-6] filed by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall against defendant DBS Global, Inc. (MD JS-6. Case Terminated) (bm)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 WESTERN DIVISION 12 13 14 BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC, et al., Plaintiffs, 15 16 17 18 Case No.: 2:17-cv-04938 CBM (PJWx) v. DBS GLOBAL, INC., et al., PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST DEFENDANT DBS GLOBAL, INC. AND DISMISSAL, WITH PREJUDICE [JS-6] Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall Defendants. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The Court, pursuant to the Stipulation for Entry of Permanent Injunction and Dismissal (“Stipulation”), by and between Plaintiffs BMW of North America, LLC and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (collectively “Plaintiffs”), and Defendant DBS Global, Inc. (“Defendant”) filed concurrently herewith, hereby ORDERS, ADJUDICATES and DECREES that a permanent injunction shall be and hereby is entered against Defendant in the above-referenced matter as follows: -1- PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND DISMISSAL 1 1. PERMANENT INJUNCTION. Defendant is hereby restrained and 2 enjoined, pursuant to 15 United States Code (“U.S.C.”) §1116(a), from engaging 3 in, directly or indirectly, or authorizing or assisting any third-party to engage in, 4 any of the following activities in the United States and throughout the world: i. 5 copying, manufacturing, importing, exporting, purchasing, 6 marketing, advertising, offering for sale, selling, distributing or dealing in any 7 product or service that uses, or otherwise making any use of, any of BMW’s 8 trademarks registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office 9 (“U.S.P.T.O.”), including but not limited to, BMW® (U.S.P.T.O. Reg. Nos. 10 0,611,710; 0,613,465; 1,450, 212; 2,816,178; 4,293,991; 5,333,899; 5,333,900; 11 5,333,863; 5,333,865; 5,289,890; and 5,289,891), BMW M® (Reg. No. 12 4,541,350), M® (Reg. Nos. 1,438,545; 3,526,899; 3,767,662; and 3,767,663), 13 MINI® (Reg. Nos. 2,746,570; 2,812,820; 3,462,517; 3,507,903; and 3,515,455), 14 MINI COOPER® (Reg. Nos. 2,376,477 and 3,969,191) and/or JOHN 15 COOPER WORKS® (Reg. Nos. 3,850,160 and 3,892,600) trademarks 16 (collectively “BMW Trademarks”), and/or any intellectual property that is 17 confusingly or substantially similar to, or that constitutes a colorable imitation of, 18 any BMW Trademarks, whether such use is as, on, in or in connection with any 19 trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, design, Internet use, website, domain 20 name, metatags, advertising, promotions, solicitations, commercial exploitation, 21 television, web-based or any other program, or any product or service, or 22 otherwise; 23 24 25 26 27 28 ii. advertising or displaying images and/or photographs of non- genuine BMW automobile products using BMW Trademarks; iii. advertising, selling or distributing non-genuine automobile products with BMW Trademarks; iv. using, advertising or displaying BMW Trademarks, including but not limited to BMW®-, BMW M®-, M®-, MINI®-, MINI COOPER®-2- PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND DISMISSAL 1 and/or JOHN COOPER WORKS®-trademarks, to suggest that non-genuine 2 BMW products being advertised are manufactured, sponsored or endorsed by 3 BMW or advertising non-genuine BMW automobile products using descriptions 4 that imply the products are genuine BMW products. Defendant may, however, 5 use “BMW” or other BMW wordmarks to advertise non-BMW products with fair 6 use descriptions such as ‘for BMW automobiles’ or ‘fits BMW model _______,’ 7 or similar language, provided that “BMW” and any other BMW wordmarks that 8 are used are in the identical font, format, size, and color as, and no more 9 prominently displayed than the surrounding text. In no event may any BMW 10 logos, design marks, or other graphical trademarks be used under this exception; v. 11 performing or allowing others employed by or representing 12 Defendant, or under Defendant’s control, to perform any act or thing which is 13 likely to injure Plaintiffs, any BMW Trademarks, and/or Plaintiffs’ business 14 reputation or goodwill, including making disparaging, negative, or critical 15 comments regarding Plaintiffs or their products and services; 16 vi. engaging in any acts of trademark infringement, false 17 designation of origin, dilution, unfair competition, or other act which would tend 18 damage or injure Plaintiffs; and/or 19 vii. using any Internet domain name, website, or seller ID(s) that 20 includes any BMW Trademarks, including but not limited to the BMW®, BMW 21 M®, M®, MINI®, MINI COOPER® and/or JOHN COOPER WORKS® 22 trademarks. 23 2. Defendant is ordered to deliver immediately for destruction all 24 counterfeit, infringing or otherwise unauthorized automobile products, including 25 but not limited to special car door light products and any infringing packaging 26 relating thereto, in its possession and/or under its control embodying, comprised, 27 utilizing and/or bearing any BMW Trademarks to the extent that any of these 28 items are in Defendant’s possession. -3- PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND DISMISSAL 1 2 3 3. This Permanent Injunction shall be deemed to have been served upon Defendant at the time of its execution by the Court. 4. The Court finds there is no just reason for delay in entering this 4 Permanent Injunction against Defendant, and, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil 5 Procedure 54(a), the Court directs immediate entry of this Permanent Injunction 6 against Defendant. 7 8 9 5. Defendant will be making agreed-upon payments to Plaintiffs, as more particularly described in a separate confidential Settlement Agreement. 6. NO APPEALS AND CONTINUING JURISDICTION. No 10 appeals shall be taken from this Permanent Injunction, and the parties waive all 11 rights to appeal. This Court expressly retains jurisdiction over this matter to 12 enforce any violation of the terms of this Permanent Injunction by Defendant. 13 14 15 16 7. NO FEES AND COSTS. Plaintiffs and Defendant shall each bear their own attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in this matter. 8. DISMISSAL. Upon entry of this Permanent Injunction against Defendant, the case shall be dismissed in its entirety, with prejudice. 17 18 19 20 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED, ADJUDICATED and DECREED this 12th day of March, 2018. _________________________________ HON. CONSUELO B. MARSHALL District Court Judge of the United States Central District of California 23 24 25 26 27 28 -4- PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND DISMISSAL

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