Headset Co. Plantronics Ripped Off Rival's Logo, Suit Says

Law360 (March 22, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Telephone headset maker Plantronics Inc. swiped a stylized logo used by video game accessory company Performance Designed Products LLC, according to a trademark suit filed Thursday in California federal court.

PDP says it came up with its “stylized ‘P’ mark with flanges” in March last year and shipped the first products bearing the logo in January. But then, on Feb. 28, Plantronics applied to register a “virtually identical” mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

“Defendant’s mark is a counterfeit or knockoff of plaintiff’s mark,” PDP said in the suit.

The San Diego-based company said Plantronics' use of the stylized...

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