PHILADELPHIA — Plaintiffs operating as the "Dispigno Parties" group are suing a group identified as the "Rubino Parties," citing alleged unfair competition.
Karen Castagna, as trustee for Ralph Dispigno, Jr., Michele Anastasi, and Frank Spadea, filed a complaint on Sept. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against
James Rubino, Jr., Edward Rubino, Ryan Rubino, Elaine Dodaro and Ralph's of Philly Inc., alleging trademark infringement.
The plaintiffs allege that the defendants distribute products and offer services with the use of the plaintiff's trademark.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their business. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible for allegedly using the plaintiff's trademark to advertise their business through social media and other mediums.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek to enjoin the defendant from using the plaintiff's trademark, payment of all gains and profits, actual damages, treble damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Theodore H. Jobes of Fox Rothschild LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-05066-JP