Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, LTD v. America Food Int'l Corp. et al

Filing 18

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AS TO DEFENDANT CHEONG. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on December 29, 2005. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF)

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Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, LTD v. America Food Int'l Corp. et al Doc. 18 Case 3:05-cv-05127-MMC Document 18 Filed 12/29/2005 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 TOWNSEND AND TOWNSEND AND CREW LLP MARC M. GORELNIK (State Bar No. 166833) ELIZABETH R. GOSSE (State Bar No. 215494) Two Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 576-0200 Facsimile: (415) 576-0300 Attorneys for Plaintiff KOON CHUN HING KEE SOY & SAUCE FACTORY, LTD. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KOON CHUN HING KEE SOY & SAUCE FACTORY, LTD., a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong Plaintiff, v. AMERICA FOOD INT'L CORP., a California corporation; KWONK CHIO CHEONG, a California resident, and CANTON HERB CO., a business organized under the laws of the State of California, Defendants. Case No. C 05-5127 MMC PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DEFENDANT CHEONG) This is a trademark counterfeiting action in which plaintiff Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, Ltd. ("Koon Chun") alleges that defendants distribute and sell counterfeits of Koon Chun's hoisin sauce food product. Koon Chun moved ex parte for an order of seizure, temporary restraining order, order to show cause re: preliminary injunction, and accelerated discovery. This Court granted Koon Chun's ex parte motion in an order dated December 13, 2005 (the "December 13 Order"). Defendant Kwonk Chio Cheong was served with the summons, complaint, and all other papers in this action including the December 13 Order on December 17, 2005. Pursuant to the December Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, Ltd. v. America Food Int'l Corp, et al. [PROPOSED] PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DEFENDANT CHEONG) Case No. C 05-5127 MMC Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:05-cv-05127-MMC Document 18 Filed 12/29/2005 Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 13 Order, a hearing on the order to show cause re: preliminary injunction was held on December 28, 2005. Defendant Cheong did not file an opposition to the order to show cause, nor did defendant Cheong appear at the hearing. Accordingly, FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN: 1. Defendant Cheong, his agents, servants, employees, successors and assigns, his businesses and their officers, directors, principals, and all those acting in concert or participation with any of them (collectively "the Enjoined Parties") be, and they hereby are ENJOINED, pending a final disposition of this action, from: a) imitating, copying or making unauthorized use of the registered trademark KOON CHUN SAUCE FACTORY and Design ("Plaintiff's Trademark"), including affixing, applying, or annexing or using Plaintiff's Trademark in connection with any product, any designs, containers, labels, displays, signs, prints, packages, wrappers, receptacles, promotions, or advertisements bearing any simulation, reproduction, counterfeit, copy or colorable imitation of Plaintiff's Trademark or any other false designation of origin, false description or representation, and from causing said products to enter into commerce, or causing or procuring the same to be transported or to be used in commerce, or delivering the same to any carrier to be transported or used in commerce; b) manufacturing, producing, distributing, importing, accepting for consignment, shipping, circulating, selling, offering for sale, advertising, promoting or displaying any product bearing any simulation, reproduction, counterfeit, copy or colorable imitation of Plaintiff's Trademark and/or any other trademarks so similar as to be likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive; c) using any simulation, reproduction, counterfeit, copy or colorable imitation of Plaintiff's Trademark or any terms confusingly similar thereto in connection with the importation, shipment, promotion, advertisement, display, sale, offering for sale, manufacture, production, circulation or distribution of any product; d) making any statement or representation or using any false designation of origin or false description (including, without limitation, any letters or symbols), or performing any act, Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, Ltd. v. America Food Int'l Corp. et al. [PROPOSED] PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DEFENDANT CHEONG} Case No. C 05-5127 MMC -1 Case 3:05-cv-05127-MMC Document 18 Filed 12/29/2005 Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2. which can or is likely to lead the trade or public, or individual members thereof, to believe that any product manufactured, distributed or sold by defendants is in any manner associated or connected with the plaintiff, or is sold, manufactured, licensed, sponsored, approved or authorized by the plaintiff or comes from the same source as plaintiff's goods, and from otherwise competing unfairly with plaintiff and injuring their business reputations; e) engaging in any other activity constituting unfair competition with plaintiff, or constituting an infringement of Plaintiff's Trademark, or any of plaintiff's rights in or to use or to exploit said trademark, or constituting any dilution of Plaintiff's Trademark, reputation or good will; f) destroying, buying, selling or otherwise disposing of any merchandise bearing Plaintiff's Trademark which is not manufactured by the plaintiff, and instead delivering the same to plaintiff or to an agent authorized to act on behalf of plaintiff for destruction; g) destroying, transferring, secreting or otherwise disposing of any documents, books or records relating to the purchase, sale, importation or shipment of sauces or any merchandise bearing Plaintiff's Trademark or any counterfeit or simulation thereof or any other trademark so similar so as to cause confusion, mistake or deception; h) removing, transporting, secreting, destroying, modifying, altering or otherwise affecting the counterfeit products or the records relating to them; i) passing off, inducing or enabling others to pass off any counterfeit product or products bearing Plaintiff's Trademark or other trademarks so similar as to cause confusion; and j) assisting, aiding or abetting any other person or business entity in engaging in or performing any of the activities referred to herein. Within three calendar days of the service of this order on defendant Cheong, defendant Cheong shall: a) deliver to plaintiff's representative for sequestration and then destruction all packages, containers, products, merchandise, goods, labels, signs, bottles, prints, wrappers, overlays and all advertisements which are, which embody, or which contain the counterfeit Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, Ltd. v. America Food Int'l Corp. et al. [PROPOSED] PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DEFENDANT CHEONG} Case No. C 05-5127 MMC -2 Case 3:05-cv-05127-MMC Document 18 Filed 12/29/2005 Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 trademarks used in connection with defendants' counterfeiting activities or any other reproduction, copy, counterfeit or colorable imitation of the trademarks of plaintiff and all plates, molds, matrices, and other means for making the same; and, further ordering defendants to deliver to plaintiff's representatives all goods and items which are the subject of the instant action for sequestration and then destruction; b) to supply plaintiff with a complete list of the persons from whom defendants purchased and to whom they sold their counterfeit products or any other product which bears or is sold under counterfeit trademarks or any other trademark so similar to Plaintiff's Trademark as to cause confusion, mistake or deception; to supply plaintiff with complete records concerning any and all transactions related to the goods which are the subject matter of the complaint, including but not limited to all records of purchase, transaction, financing, sale and distribution of said goods; and to supply plaintiff with the location of any warehouse or other facility at which goods bearing Plaintiff's Trademark, or any other trademark so similar to Plaintiff's Trademark as to cause confusion, mistake or deception are stored. Plaintiff previously posted a bond in the amount of $5,000 pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 65. No further bond is required. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 29, 2005 ____________________________________ United States District Judge Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, Ltd. v. America Food Int'l Corp. et al. [PROPOSED] PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (DEFENDANT CHEONG} Case No. C 05-5127 MMC -3

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