As previously discussed on this website, one of the most popular jurisdictions for intellectual property plaintiff lawyers to bring their lawsuits tends to be the Southern District of Florida. And one of the more active plaintiff firms in the space is SRIPLAW, not only for copyright infringement actions but also trademark infringement cases, and definitely matters that tie in both legal theories. One of the more recent cases initiated by this firm is Crazy Forts Inc. v. The Individuals, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A” Case No.: 1:23-cv-20776-RAR. SRIPLAW’s internal file number for this matter is 00936-0001.
If you or your company has been named a defendant in the Crazy Forts Inc. case or any other action brought by SRIPLAW in the Southern District of Florida or elsewhere, then feel free to contact us and explain your situation to us. We have lawyers licensed in the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of Illinois, and many other federal courts across the United States. This firm always responds very quickly to inquiries.
It is important to not sit idle and wait after you or your company has been served in such an action. As SRIPLAW likely lets you know, you or your company has 21 days after service of the summons (not counting the day you received it) to serve on the plaintiff a response to the Complaint, which may be in the form of an answer and affirmative defenses. SRIPLAW typically will be very forthcoming in letting you know that failing to respond will result in a judgment by default for the relief demanded in the complaint, and it will take you much more time (equaling greater expense) in order to attempt to vacate the default judgment, with no absolute guaranty that the motion to vacate will be successful. Thus, make sure to begin discussions with us or other competent counsel in close proximity to being served in a case such as the one brought by Crazy Forts Inc.
These cases, such as Crazy Forts Inc. Case Number: FSLD 1:2023-cv-20776, tend to be very detailed and difficult for lawyers who are not well-versed in copyright law and trademark law to handle. For instance, in the Crazy Forts case, SRIPLAW is alleging, on behalf of its client, that certain individuals, partnerships, and unincorporated associations set forth on a schedule attached to the Complaint have been promoting, selling, offering for sale, and distributing goods bearing counterfeits and confusingly similar imitations of Crazy Forts Inc.’s intellectual property through various Internet-based e-commerce stores.
Crazy Forts is a Canadian corporation that specializes in DIY STEM toys such as toy construction kits. It typically sells its products through Amazon and other authorized retailers and owns certain trademarks and copyrights described in the Complaint.
Contact us before becoming overwhelmed by the lengthy Complaint and the many conclusions contained therein. You may have certain defenses that you can explore such as the first sale doctrine, which allows someone who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted work to sell, display, or otherwise dispose of that copy without the risk of infringement. Further, if the claim is the sale of counterfeit goods, defenses such as innocent adoption may be available.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have on this Crazy Forts Inc. case or any other matters brought by SRIPLAW, including but not limited to ZURU INC. CASE NO.: 1:2023-cv-01852, Your True Nature Inc. Case Number: 1:23-cv-00107-CNS-NRN, Max’is Creations Inc. Case Number: FLSD 1:2023-cv-20341, Seventh Coast Ventures LLC. Case Number.: 4:22-CV-04474, and International Watchman, Inc Case Number: FLSD 1:22-24034-CMA.