Shawne Merriman Sues Nike for Trademark Infringement

April 14, 2014 at 8:20 am by Terez in Shawne Merriman

Lights out is mine T...

Lights out is mine T…

Former San Diego Chargers player Shawne Merriman today took athletic equipment giant Nike to court in San Diego alleging unfair competition and trademark infringement of his LIGHTS OUT® brand which has been synonymous with Merriman his entire career. The suit was filed by his company, Lights Out Holdings, LLC in California Federal Court and demands immediate injunctive relief to stop Nike’s actions, and millions of dollars of damages including “statutory damages of up to $2 million per content mark per type of goods or services sold, offered for sale or distribution . . .” as noted in the complaint. The suit demands a preliminary and permanent injunction from trademark infringement and related unfair business practices by Nike in addition to a damages amount to be determined at trial, disgorgement of Nike’s profits and treble damages for willful infringement. Let’s see how this plays out.-TO

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