Edible IP International, LLC et al v. Smith, No. 5:2018cv00545 - Document 16 (E.D.N.C. 2019)

Court Description: FINAL JUDGMENT ON CONSENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION - Signed by District Judge James C. Dever III on 4/15/2019. (Sellers, N.)
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Edible IP International, LLC et al v. Smith Doc. 16 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION CASE NO. 5:18-cv-545-D EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, LLC; and EDIBLE IP, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. KENRICK SMITH d/b/a EDIBLE FRUIT ARRANGEMENTS, Defendant. .FINAL JUDGMENT_ON CONSENT_ANR~ERMANENT_INIDNCTION. WHEREAS, Plaintiffs Edible Arrangements, LLC and Edible IP, LLC (collectively "Plaintiffs") and Defendant Kenrick Smith d/b/a Edible Fruit Arrangements ("Defendant") have reached the following agreement in settlement of this action, and consent to the entry of this Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction, based upon the following stipulated findings of fact and conclusions oflaw, which this Court hereby adopts for the purposes of the entry of this Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction. I. Plaintiffs own and use various marks comprising or containing the terms EDIBLE or EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, either alone and/or with other words or designs, in connection with a variety of goods and services, including without limitation various fresh and processed fruit products and related retail services (collectively, the "EDIBLE Marks"). 2. Plaintiffs own and use marks comprising a daisy d~sign, featuring six petals and a , spherical center, in connection with a variety of goods and services, including without limitation various fresh and processed fruit products and related retail services (the "Daisy Design Marks"). Dockets.Justia.com 3. Plaintiff Edible IP, LLC owns numerous U.S. trademark registrations and applications for the EDIBLE Marks and for the Daisy Design Marks, including without limitation those shown on Exhibit A attached hereto. 4. Defendant has operated an online floral and gift business under the name "Edible Fruit Arrangements," or variations thereof including "Eatable Fruit Arrangements," and has advertised that business at a website ("Smith's Website") located atwww.edible-fruitarrangements.com and ;w:ww;edibleafrartgemcnfsanciffuitbofrqfietsfoom; ("Smith's Domain Names"). 5. On November 12, 2018, Plaintiffs filed the initial complaint in this action asserting claims against Defendant for trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, false designations of origin, unfair .competition, and cyberpiracy under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §1051 et seq.: unfair competition under the common law of the State of North Carolina; and unfair or deceptive trade practices underN.C. Gen. Stat.§ 75-1.1 et seq .. 6. In response to the filing of this action, Smith does not contest liability for Plaintiffs' claims and has disabled Smith's Website. 7. The parties have agreed to resolve this litigation upon the terms set forth in this Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED as follows: 1. This Court has jurisdiction over the parties and over the subject matter in issue; and venue is proper in this District. 2. Defendant acknowledges and agrees riot to challenge the validity of the EDIBLE Marks and the Daisy Design Marks. 3. Defendant, any persons or entities he controls, and any other persons or entities in 2 active concert or participation with any of them, are hereby permanently enjoined and restrained from: A. Using, displaying, advertising, promoting, registering or seeking to register, or incorporating into any domain name, social media user name or title or post, hashtag, HTML code, search engine result listings, search engine optimization, website title, website metadata, website meta names, website metatags, or website meta descriptions, any term or terms comprising or containing the terms EDIBLE, EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, or any other designations confusingly similar thereto; and/or B. Using, displaying, advertising, promoting, registering or seeking to register, or exploiting in any other way the Daisy Design Marks or any other designs or marks confusingly similar to the Daisy Design Marks. 4. By no later than 10 days after entry of this Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction, Defendant will transfer Smith's Domain Names to Plaintiffs or Plaintiffs' designee. 5. Each party.shall bear its own costs and attorney's fees in connection with this litigation. 6. This Court shall retain continuing jurisdiction over the parties to this Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction and over the subject matter of the action for the · purposes of interpreting and enforcing the terms of this Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction. 7. All of the parties hereto consent to the issuance and entry of this Final Judgment on Consent Permanent Injunction and waive the right to appeal from or otherwise contest this 3 Final:JµQgnj~ntfon Coosont and Permanent Injunciion, which may be entered in the fonn and content set forth above without further notice to any party. .AGREEE>:AS TO FORM AND. SUBSTANCE: -~·--.1'"," . .~ ~ , - :'i ,,'., . , "i . (,I j_ ~--~-:: ::~-~-:. --k~~9y,~~~~~.-:?~~~~~~;:1!~!L1 ~~~r:~fLt~!.i1~_/ ~: __}_~:;· r~~~~L -,:_ " JA ES C. DEVER III United States District Judge . Exhibit A Exhibit A to Final Judgment on Consent and Permanent Injunction EDIBLE Serial No~/ Registration No. Reg. No. 4319940 EDIBLE Reg. No. 5614310 EDIBLE Ser. No. 87698471 EDIBLE Ser. No. 87166534 EDIBLES Ser. No. 88227154 EDIBLE & Fruit Basket Design Ser. No. 87726646 -edible -_,,~e-::1: ,:. d . bl -·-_e: EDIBLE & Fruit Basket Design Reg. No. 5,513,739 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Reg. No. 2356362 Mark - . . - EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Reg. No. 3844160 I EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Reg. No. 2934715 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Reg. No. 4328107 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS & Fruit Basket Design Reg. No. 3141566 • ~ ~ Edible ARRANGEMENTS EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS & Fruit Basket Design Reg. No. 3844161 ...,.~I!, \ Edible ' ARRANGEMENTS 1 "- . .~··~ Mark Serial No./ Re~istration No .. '·' EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS & Fruit Basket Design (On Left) Reg. No. 5286720 ', ~-'p"~•.-=, ' -E edible arr·angem:E!nts EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS ARRANGEMENT FOAM Reg. No. 3545601 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS GROUP ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION Ser. No. 87308665 EDIBLE BRANDS Reg. No. 3654276 EDIBLE CAKES Reg. No. 5018244 \ EDIBLE CARES Reg. No. 4471794 EDIBLE COMMERCE Reg. No. 5220704 EDIBLE FOR BUSINESS Reg. No. 5,596,071 EDIBLE GOURMET Ser. No. 87188299 EDIBLE GROWTH ASSOCIATION Ser. No. 86792483 EDIBLE GROWTH COUNCIL Ser. No. 86738157 EDIBLE IS IBLE & Design Ser. No. 87882329 l,edible is.ible EDIBLE NUMBERS Reg. No. 3545605 EDIBLE NUMBERS Reg. No. 4592970 EDIBLE POPS Reg. No. 4648061 EDIBLE POPS BOUQUET Reg. No. 5216025 EDIBLE REVEAL Ser. No. 87123889 2 ·Mar.k EDIBLE REWARDS Serial No./ Reidstration No.· _ Reg. No. 4668312 EDIBLE SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE Ser. No. 87113430 EDIBLE SURPRISE Ser. No. 87123880 EDIBLE TOGO Reg. No. 4068508 EDIBLE TO GO (Stylized) Reg. No. 4300422 udib\e ~~~-.-~:_: . __ ,: . . .: ~ . _.:-·· ' .-. ' _ ·. ' •', ' EDIBLE TREATS Ser. No. 87833917 EDIBLE TREATS & Fruit Basket Design Ser. No. 87834230 .,.~~ d:•bl 1Re . ::1 ·.e· a= -treats- EDIBLE TURKEY Ser. No. 88/044289 FRUITFLOWERS INCREDIBLY EDIBLE DELITES Reg. No. 3387369 (_ FroitFI•wers5 . ~...:--.~--f~_~re!dlbly '£d1,h{rici1ii~-·~--.;.:,..-:::.. - , ' -• - - - WE ARE EDIBLE BRANDS Reg. No. 4846371 WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF EDIBLE ·ARRANGEMENTS Reg. No. 4273377 DESIGN Reg. No. 5,052,200 3