Plaintiff uses the certification mark OMRI in connection with its independent review of materials and processes to determine their suitability for producing, processing and handling organic food and fiber.
The Defendants unsuccessfully applied to Plaintiff for use of the certification mark in connection with a product called “Flea Away DE.” Despite a refusal by Plaintiff, the Defendants used Plaintiff’s certification mark on their product.
Failure by Defendant to comply with numerous cease-and-desist communications prompted this lawsuit. Stay tuned for updates.
Organic Materials Review Institute v. Flea Away, Inc. et al
Court Case Number: 6:16-cv-01931-MC
File Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Plaintiff: Organic Material Review Institute
Plaintiff Counsel: Frank C. Gibson of Hutchinson Cox
Defendant: Flea Away, Inc., Simon Bowles, Lilian Bowles
Cause: Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Michael J. McShane