NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans software vendor alleges an individual and corporation, both located in Florida, are unlawfully using its mark.
Express Lien Inc., doing business as Zlien, filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Expressliens USA Inc., Nickolas B. Santos and ABC insurance company alleging that they violated the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the registered owner of the service mark Express Lien and has been using it since July 2007. The plaintiff alleges that, as a result of defendant's infringement, plaintiff has suffered damage to its business, sales and profits. The plaintiff holds Expressliens USA Inc., Santos and ABC insurance company responsible because the defendants allegedly copied portions or some or all of plaintiff's registered content without permission and published and distributed the same for their own profit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, attorney's fees and costs and such other just and proper relief. It is represented by Seth J. Smiley, Bradley Aldrich, J. Matt Thomas and Donald A. Mau of Smiley Law Firm LLC in New Orleans and Nathan L. Budde in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02871