The Plaintiff, based in Portland, Oregon, sells knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving supplies using the trade name Twisted.
In April 2016, the Plaintiff learned that Defendants, a competitor based in Chelan, Washington, had recently changed their name from “Warehouse Woolery” to “Twisted Fine Yarn & Wool”. The Complaint (below) references several actual instances of confusion.
On June 9, 2016, after receiving Plaintiff’s letters, which put Defendants on notice of Plaintiff’s TWISTED marks and claim of infringement, Defendants filed a federal trademark application for TWISTED FINE YARN & WOOL. That action, unsurprisingly, prompted this trademark lawsuit and likely a trademark opposition. Stay tuned for updates.
Twisted LLC v. 3ZS LLC et al
Court Case Number: 3:16-cv-01259-BR
File Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Plaintiff: Twisted, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Parna A. Mehrbani of Lane Powell PC
Defendant: 3ZS, LLC d/b/a Twisted Fine Yarn & Wool, Sandi Sandum
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Oregon, State Trademark Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Anna J. Brown