Arthemia Int'l SA v. Mohaghegh, No. C10-05812 KLS, filed Nov. 8, 2010
Arthemia International SA, a Swiss corporation, is the exclusive licensee of the Iranian language sitcom "Ghahve Talkh" or "Ghahveye Talkh," which is "about a history professor who travels through time to learn about Persian feudal history." According to Arthemia, the show is one of the most successful sitcoms in the Iranian language. Arthemia alleges that Defendant Bardia Mohaghegh, an individual allegedly living in Washington, and possible others, infringed its rights in the series by reproducing, distributing and displaying the series on the website iranproud.com. Arthemia alleges claims for direct and contributory copyright infringement, violation of Section 1125(a)(2) of the Lanham Act, and conversion.
A copy of the complaint, without exhibits, can be found here (PDF, 11 pages).
Creature, L.L.C. v. Social Creature Media LLC, No. C10-01907 BAT, filed Nov. 22, 2010
Creature, L.L.C. alleges that it is the owner of the federally registered service mark CREATURE for various advertising and marketing services, including design and web site design services. Creature alleges that Defendant Social Creature Media LLC infringed Creature's rights in its CREATURE mark by using the mark SOCIAL CREATURE MEDIA in connection with similar services. Creature alleges claims for trademark infringement under the Lanham Act and unfair competition under federal and/or state law.
A copy of the complaint can be found here (PDF, 8 pages).