sued for trademark infringement

Annie Cosby Mar. 25, 2014, 12:43pm

A company is suing over claims of trademark infringement. 

The POS Geeks LLC filed a lawsuit March 17 in the Houston Division of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas against CS Merchant Services LLC, doing business as The suit cites false designation of origin and unfair competition, common law trademark infringement and state law unfair competition and dilution. 

According to the complaint, The POS Geeks trademarked the term for its software distribution company but CS Merchant has created the copycat name My POS Geeks, and has failed to obey a cease and desist. The plaintiff says the violation has caused confusion for its customers.

The POS Geeks is seeking more than $75,000 in damages and the restraint of the defendant from using the copycat term.

The company is being represented in the case by attorney Armen F. Papazian.

District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore is presiding.

Southern Texas District Court Case No. 4:14-CV-0668


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Southern Texas District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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