A Houston wealth management company is being sued for trademark infringement by a business with a similar name.
SkyBridge Capital II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company based in New York, filed a suit June 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas court against SkyBridge Wealth Management LLC, a Texas corporation based in Houston.
In 2008, SkyBridge Capital LLC partnered with another financial services firm to form SkyBridge, which is now a global alternative investment firm with $13.2 billion in assets. According to the suit, SkyBridge has continuously used the trademark “Salt SkyBridge Alternatives Conference” and “Bridge Design” in commerce in the United States since May 13, 2009. According to the suit, on May 18, 2014, the defendant incorporated in Texas under the name SkyBridge Wealth Management LLC.
The plaintiff is suing the defendant for federal trademark infringement, unfair competition and seeks to block the defendant from using SkyBridge or SkyBridge Wealth Management LLC when doing business. The plaintiff is represented by Collins, Edmonds, Pogorzelski, Schlather & Tower PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-01643.