Merchandiser On The Hunt For Counterfeiters of No Doubt Concert Swag.

PHOENIX, May 21, 2009 -- Bravado International Group Merchandising Services, Inc. initiated two separate legal proceedings in Phoenix and Denver in an effort to track down the purveyors of unauthorized No Doubt concert merchandise.

The merchandising company claims to have an exclusive license to produce merchandise featuring the Anaheim-based rock band No Doubt and the band's trademarks filed court documents in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Oregan and the District of Colorado. The complaints name a number of unknown companies and John Does as defendants accused of producing and selling unauthorized merchandise.

No Doubt has federally registered the band's name in connection with their recordings and entertainment services in addition to: T-shirts, shirts, shorts, pants, sweat shirts, sweat pants, hats, visors, shoes, sandals, belts, jackets, novelty badges and pins. cloth patches, posters, calendars, posters and photographs.

The defendants are accused of selling the aforementioned goods with the registered marks at abd around the group's performance at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona on May 23, 2009 and at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater in Englewood, Colorado May 27, 2009.

The discovery process may enable Bravado International Group to identify the responsible parties. Bravado International Group may also receive some help from law enforcement, as manufacturing and selling counterfeit merchandise is criminally punishable under state and federal law.

Bravado International Group is seeking the destruction of all counterfeit items in addition to the maximum allowable damages. When a court finds a defendant intentionally counterfeited a registered trademark, the court must under the Lanham Act, enter judgment for three times the greater of the counterfeiters' profits or the plaintiff's damages together with a reasonable attorney’s fee unless the Plaintiff elects for statutory damages up to $1,000,000 per counterfeit mark per type of goods or services.

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