Jenie Mallari-Torres Jan. 31, 2017, 4:27pm

ST. LOUIS — A hookah manufacturer is suing Tiger Accessories Inc., citing alleged trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition.

Mya Saray LLC filed a complaint on Jan. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Tiger Accessories Inc., alleging that the New York corporation adopted marks in bad faith, and with intent to cause confusion and dilution.

According to the complaint, Mya Saray alleges that it suffered immediate and irreparable injury to its reputation and goodwill due to Tiger Accessories's disregard of plaintiff's registered trademarks during sales in Missouri. Tiger Accessories allegedly used or reproduced the Mya Saray hookahs without authorization in connection with advertising and distribution, importing, exporting, shipping and selling hookah products with hoses bearing plaintiff's marks, the complaint states. 

Maya Saray holds Tiger Accessories responsible because it allegedly caused confusion among consumers about the true origin and affiliation of the infringing product, made a profit at the expense of plaintiff, and introduced a counterfeit product into the stream of commerce.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, injunctive relief, the recall of  infringing products, an account for and pay over profits, treble and statutory damages, interest, costs of action, attorneys' fees, expenses and further relief as the court may deem just. Mya Saray is represented by David B. Jinkins, Matthew A. Braunel, Jonathan G. Musch and Sartouk H. Moussavi of Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 17-cv-00014

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