PITTSBURGH – A Smock business has filed suit over an Internet domain name it alleges infringes on its mark.

Weeds Inc. filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Innovation HQ Inc., alleging violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has used the Weeds trademark since 1966 and has registered it. The suit states that the defendant owns weeds.com, which the plaintiff alleges is using its mark without authority.

The plaintiff holds Innovation HQ Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly used a domain name that is confusingly similar to the plaintiff's mark and is offering the domain name for sale without any legitimate use.

The plaintiff seeks injunctive relief, enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, account for all profits, all damages, compensatory damages, statutory damages, treble damages, punitive and exemplary damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Gregg R. Zegarelli of Zegarelli in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01533-MPK

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