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Plaintiff has been operating hairdressing salons under the RUDY’S mark since as early as 1992. Plaintiff’s first location was in Seattle, Washington and he has since opened fifteen (15) additional locations in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. Plaintiff owns a federal registration for RUDY’S in connection with “Hairdressing Salons, Beauty Salons and Haircutting Services.”

Defendant has operated a barbershop called Rudy’s Barber Shop in Portland, Oregon since 2009.

According to the Complaint, Defendant has “on at least one occasion, received a telephone call from a customer of one of Plaintiff’s two Portland, Oregon locations seeking to make an appointment for services. Instead of re-directing the call to Plaintiff, Defendants informed Plaintiff’s customer that the specific stylist no longer worked at the store and, further, that the stylist was currently in a rehabilitation facility due to an abuse of drugs or alcohol.”

Rudy’s Barbershop LLC v. Rudy’s Barber Shop LLC et al

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01481-MO
File Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Plaintiff: Rudy’s Barber Shop LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Kevin M. Hayes of Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Defendant: Rudy’s Barber Shop LLC, Rudolph Valentino Martinez
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Federal Unfair Competition, Intentional Interference with Business Relations
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Judge Michael W. Mosman