According to foreign reports, puff Inc., the owner of DS technology licensing distributor puff Inc., a registered trademark owner of disposable e-cigarette puff bar, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County High Court, suing more than 20 Chinese and American companies that distribute counterfeit electronic cigarette devices.
The defendants include international manufacturer and distributor kakuqi cacuq, U.S. distributors and e-commerce companies, and physical retail stores. Here is a list of current defendants. The plaintiff is represented by gallanger law PC.
The lawsuit involved counterfeit puff bar steam equipment and counterfeit products identified as puff smart, puff mini, puff Stig and airis puff, seeking $50 million in damages and $25 million in punitive damages.
In a statement, the company said the defendants in the lawsuit infringed the famous "puff" and "Puff bar" trademarks by introducing the use of puff competitive equipment associated with the puff bar steam unit and by publicly selling counterfeit or counterfeit puff bar steam units.
CACUQ USA INC. (CA)
CACUQ USA INC. (NY)
CACUQ USA INC. (TX)
CACUQ WHOLESALE, INC.
Shenzhen VapeMons Technology Co., Ltd
Blink Imports LLC
J&L D Sunset Wholesale & Tobacco
Smoke 1 (CA)
Daniel Rahbar Distributions and Representations LLC
Gypsy Vapes a.k.a. The Bambino Company
Temecula Cash & Carry, Inc.
Pitco Tobacco, Inc.
Tobacco Cartel, Inc.
Global Vapors LLC
Mayvillage Trading, LLC
Sky Distribution LLC
Vapes Society Distro Inc.
Cloud 9 Smoke Company Inc
Sweet Southern Vapes LLC
Sweet Southern Vapes Crestview LLC
Sweet Southern Vapes Destin LLC
Sweet Southern Vapes Niceville LLC
The Local Vapory LLC
My Vape Store
Sema International Inc.
Ecto World LLC
G & Fire
Vapor Exotica Group, LLC