LaserPerformance sues broker, alleging trademark infringement

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LaserPerformance LLC, holder of the intellectual property rights connected to the Laser and Sunfish sailboats, sued a Warren, R.I.-based broker, alleging trademark infringement, Bloomberg reported.

Gecko Marine, which does business as Zim Sailing, is accused of infringing LaserPerformance's trademarks through the unauthorized use of the marks, trade names and product depictions on its website. Although the offending items have been removed, LaserPerformance said Gecko made sales as the result of its alleged infringement, Providence Business News reports.

LaserPerformance also accused a former employee of taking some of its intellectual property to Gecko and of making "disparaging and derogatory comments" about his ex-employer.

It asked the court for awards of money damages, litigation costs and attorney fees and for orders barring further infringement of its intellectual property.

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