Ann L. Aiken, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition, False Designation of Origin, Litigation Update, Oregon Unfair Trade Practices Act, Trademark Counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition
Plaintiff AXTS is an Oregon corporation based in Salem, Oregon. AXTS designs, manufactures, and sells firearm accessories, including the RAPTOR charging handle at issue in this litigation. Plaintiff Rainer Arms is a Washington-based company that co-brands the RAPTOR charging handle.
Defendant Arms Unlimited has allegedly sold counterfeit RAPTOR charging handles on eBay, Amazon and its own website. This lawsuit was brought against Arms Unlimited and its individual owners.
Stay tuned for updates.
FYI, a charging handle (see image below) is a device on a firearm which, when operated, results in the hammer or striker being cocked or moved to the ready position. The devices can vary significantly between firearms.
AXTS Inc. et al v. Arms Unlimited Inc. et al
Court Case Number: 6:13-cv-02100-AA
File Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Plaintiff: AXTS Inc., Rainier Arms, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Jon P. Stride, David M. Weiler of Tonkon Torp LLP
Defendant: Arms Unlimited Inc., Daniel Shamie, Josh Salama
Cause: Trademark Infringement, Trademark Counterfeiting, Unfair Competition, False Designation of Origin, Oregon Unfair Trade Practices Act, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Chief Judge Ann L. Aiken