California Federal Judge Orders Couple To Stop Using Tobacco Trademark

Mealey's (August 10, 2016, 12:44 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in California on Aug. 8 granted a motion for default judgment in favor of a hookah tobacco company that sued a couple who was using the company’s trademarked brands and ordered the couple to pay $575,000 (Starbuzz Tobacco Inc. v. Issa Hilo, et al., No. SACV 16-0303 AG, C.D. Calif.).

(Order available. Document #04-160817-003R.)

U.S. Judge Andrew J. Guilford of the Central District of California ordered Issa and George Hilo to stop using Starbuzz Tobacco Inc.’s trademarks, including “Starbuzz,” “Starbuzz...
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