sail-world.com -- Laser Lawsuit - Kirby´s dramatic move

Laser Lawsuit - Kirby´s dramatic move    

'2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Laser'    Thom Touw ©    Click Here to view large photo

The now very messy dispute between the designer of the Laser dinghy Bruce Kirby and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance (LP), the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties could shortly reach a critical point with Bruce Kirby Inc. having now sought to immediately block LaserPerformance building Lasers.

In the first legal move of many in early March 2013, Bruce Kirby, Inc., filed a complaint in the U.S. Federal Court District of Connecticut, alleging unlawful counterfeiting of the Kirby dinghy by LP principal Farzad Rastegar acting with and through LP and its associated entities.

The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) and ISAF have been named in the suit, with an allegation they assisted LP by continuing to supply ISAF plaques to the builder, after Kirby had given them formal notice to stop.

It seems that Kirby Inc. yesterday dramatically increased the pressure on LP, ISAF and the ILCA when they asked the US Federal Court in Connecticut to issue a prejudgment remedy against LP.

If this was to be granted as requested LP and its associates would be unable to build Lasers or have anyone else build them for them, while the Courts then could take their time hearing the case and likely determine the quantum of damages claims against all the defendants.

Full copies of yesterday´s Kirby Inc. filings are available at www.kirbytorch.com/news



by MarineBusiness-World.com
- 1:27 AM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT





Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=109602

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
2013 Bruce Kirby Inc vs PSE, ISAF, ICLA etc.,

Related News Stories:
11 May 2013  Kirby files to cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats
08 May 2013  US Laser trademarks up for grabs?
08 May 2013  Laser Lawsuit - Challenge to Laser trademark ownership
06 May 2013  ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
01 May 2013  ISAF Laser intervention - Supply problems looming?
30 Apr 2013  Laser ISAF ILCA action brings expanded Bruce Kirby law suit
24 Apr 2013  It's the boat that matters, not the name
24 Apr 2013  Laser Legal tangles continue
24 Apr 2013  Statement from the International Laser Class Association
24 Apr 2013  ISAF Statement On International Laser Class

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT