BENTON — A Louisiana design company is suing Pop's Convenience Store for allegedly misusing a trademarked logo on their products.
Star Design International Inc. filed a complaint May 16 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Jacobo Inc., doing business as Pop's Convenience Store, or Pop's No. 1, Hasuon Inc., doing business as Pop's No. 2, Pali 1948 LLC, doing business as Pop's No. 3, Banduk Inc., doing business as Pop's No. 4, E & Mackeen Grocery Inc., doing business as Pop's No. 5, Sandro Y. Nijmeh, Mohammad N. Farah and Hussein J. Nijmeh, alleging unfair competition and violation of the Illinois Deceptive Trade Practice Act.
According to the complaint, Star Design has used the SADA mark in connection with the manufacturing and distribution and sale of goods since April 2005. The suit states the defendants have used these SADA marks despite never been authorized to use them.
The plaintiff alleges it sent a cease and desist letter to Pop's Convenience Store on Feb. 1, informing the defendant of its violation of the use of the mark and that the products the defendants were selling were counterfeit. However, Star Design alleges the defendants continue to use the mark in violation of the intended use of the trademark, which has caused the plaintiff to suffer substantial monetary damages.
Star Design International seeks an order against the defendants and their actions, attorney fees, court costs and all other appropriate relief. It is represented by attorneys Sandra J. Wunderlich and Scott R. Hunsaker of Tucker Ellis LLP in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:19-CV-00518