Oakley, Inc. (“Oakley”) filed suit against Treasure Franchise Company, LLC (“Defendant”) on March 29, 2016 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging infringement a number of Oakley’s design patents for eyewear.
The patents detailed in the suit include seven Oakley design patents issued between December 11, 2007 and October 22, 2013 pertaining to its eyewear designs. These are design patents D692,047, D610,604, D616919, D620,970, D649,579, and D661,339.
In the complaint, Oakley alleges the Defendant infringes by making and selling nearly identical sunglasses, including at several California stores. Examples cited include Defendant’s eyewear model MD3072-RV, JR Optics 7306CW, JR Optics 314L, JR Optics 318L, JR Optics 311L, and JR Optics Dxtreme – DXT5318/CM.
The tables below (reproduced from the complaint) offers comparisons between the patent figures and the exemplary infringing products.
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Oakley is seeking judgment against the Defendant, including a permanent injunction of the infringement described in the suit, and recovery of damages and expenses.
Oakley has filed suit against a number of other companies, including Seven Eleven, ICU Eyewear, Hire Order, Great L&H Trading, Talitor Far East, Uvex Sports, and a host of others for infringement of the company’s design patents.