oculusOculu, an online video hosting provider, has been involved with a trademark infringement lawsuit against Oculus, a company that has been purchased by Facebook for $2,000,000,000. A California federal court has hit the small firm with sanctions due to untimely filing of paperwork that was requested by the judge in their case. The paperwork was supposed to show the financial impact that the copyright infringement has caused. The larger company has accused Oculu for trivializing the discovery process by not complying with the judge’s request for these documents.

Oculu, a company in Aliso Viejo California has been suing the Irvine California firm Oculus for damage to its business reputation due to the similarity in their names. Oculu has stated that this infringement’s effect on its Google page rank is high on their list of problems caused by the larger firm. Oculus believes that these accusations are not correct as they sell totally different products. The documents that have been slow in coming are those that should support the smaller company’s claim. A judge reviewing their current financial status had led him to ask for a low amount of money for the sanctions ($1,500) in the proceeding. Oculu had said that $21,000 should be the amount required.

If your business or startup is facing an intellectual property or trademark dispute matter, you need to contact legal help right away. AXIS Legal Counsel represents individual and business clients in numerous infringement, trademark, copyright  and other similar types of intellectual property matters. For information on retaining AXIS Legal Counsel to represent you in connection with an intellectual property matter, contact info@axislegalca.com or call (213) 403-0130 for a confidential consultation. AXIS Legal Counsel serves clients throughout Los Angeles and California.   Our Intellectual Property Rights Practice helps clients protect their ideas, inventions, and works of authorship, to copyright, trademark, patent, and secure other intellectual property rights in products, goods, services, inventions, and works of authorship.   Axis’ managing attorney Rabeh M. A. Soofi is ranked as one of the “Top Women Lawyers of Southern California” by SuperLawyers Rising Stars, and counsels clients in need of a Los Angeles Intellectual Property Attorney for trademarks, copyrights, and patent matters.

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