Annie Cosby Apr. 30, 2014, 4:29pm
A North Dakota company is suing over claims a Texas company is using trademarked words to sell competing products.
No-Spill Systems Inc. filed a lawsuit April 21 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman Division against Sage Oil Vac Inc., citing trademark infringement.
No-Spill Systems provides a specially designed oil drain plug that stops spills and offers a quick way to change the oil of all types of vehicles and heavy equipment.
According to the complaint, Sage Oil Vac has infringed upon No-Spill Systems trademark of "No-Spill" and "Speed Click" by using the names to sell and market competing products. No-Spill also says Sage Oil Vac has made false and misleading statements to potential customers claiming that No-Spill is no longer a company or sells defective or counterfeit products.
Sage Oil Vac is accused of unfair competition by use of false and misleading representation, tortious interference, business disparagement and trademark infringement.
No-Spill Systems is seeking damages and judgment that Sage Oil Vac may not use the trademarked names.
It is being represented in the case by attorneys John M. Cone and Megan M. O’Laughlin of Hitchcock Evert LLP.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman Division Case No. 4:14-cv-00246-DDB
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman Division. 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.