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Poof-Slinky, LLC v. A.S. Plastic Toys Co., Ltd.

United States District Court, S.D. New York

January 3, 2020

POOF-SLINKY, LLC, Plaintiff
v.
A.S. PLASTIC TOYS CO., LTD., ALI FASHIONING TOY STORE, ALI-DREAM TOY STORE, ALI-JETTING TOY STORE, AMY & BENTON TOYS AND GIFTS CO., LTD., BABY SHOPPING EMM STORE, BABY TOY CITY STORE, BABY'S CENTER STORE, BABY-TOY WORLD STORE, BALA BABY FIRST, BAOCHENYI STORE, BB2019 STORE, BEAUTY & ATTRACTION, BELIEVE-FLY TRADING (TOYS) CO., LTD. SHANTOU, BETTER SHOP, BETTER LIFE, BILIDI CO., LTD. STORE, BOXIANGWANJU STORE, BTGEDTL STORE, BUY IN HERE STORE, CHANGED STORE, CHAOZHOU BURTON FOODSTUFF CO., LTD., CHAOZHOU CHAOAN HAPPINESS FOODS CO., LTD., CHAOZHOU CHAOAN LARK TRADE CO., LTD., CHERR TOY STORE, CHILD WONDERLAND STORE, CHILDREN'S GOODS STORE, COME ON 2015, CURIOUS&PROMISING BABY STORE, DALIAN HOLY TRADING CO., LTD., DONGGUAN BOWEN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, DONGGUAN CITY YISEN PRECISION HARDWARE SPRING CO., LTD., ELEVEN 'S HOUSE, ENJOYING STORE, FAIRYTOY STORE, FRIENDSHIP HXX STORE, FUNNY TOY STORE STORE, GJCUTE TOY STORE, GOODGIRL A.S. PLASTIC TOYS CO., LTD., ALI FASHIONING TOY STORE, ALI-DREAM TOY STORE, ALI-JETTING TOY STORE, AMY & BENTON TOYS AND GIFTS CO., LTD., BABY SHOPPING EMM STORE, BABY TOY CITY STORE, BABY'S CENTER STORE, BABY-TOY WORLD STORE, BALA BABY FIRST, BAOCHENYI STORE, BB2019 STORE, BEAUTY & ATTRACTION, BELIEVE-FLY TRADING (TOYS) CO., LTD. SHANTOU, BETTER SHOP, BETTER LIFE, BILIDI CO., LTD. STORE, BOXIANGWANJU STORE, BTGEDTL STORE, BUY IN HERE STORE, CHANGED STORE, CHAOZHOU BURTON FOODSTUFF CO., LTD., CHAOZHOU CHAOAN HAPPINESS FOODS CO., LTD., CHAOZHOU CHAOAN LARK TRADE CO., LTD., CHERR TOY STORE, CHILD WONDERLAND STORE, CHILDREN'S GOODS STORE, COME ON 2015, CURIOUS&PROMISING BABY STORE, DALIAN HOLY TRADING CO., LTD., DONGGUAN BOWEN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, DONGGUAN CITY YISEN PRECISION HARDWARE SPRING CO., LTD., ELEVEN 'S HOUSE, ENJOYING STORE, FAIRYTOY STORE, FRIENDSHIP HXX STORE, FUNNY TOY STORE STORE, GJCUTE TOY STORE, GOODGIRL STORE, GREAT INTERNATIONAL TOYS LIMITED, GUANGDONG HERSHEY SPRING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., GUANGDONG K.Y.F TRADING CO., LTD., HABAO STORE, HANG WING PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HAPPINESS CENTER STORE, HAPPYDEAL STORE, HARBIN YUANLONG IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADE CO., LTD., HEFEI SAI BEI TE TRADING CO., LTD., HENGJUN PLASTIC TOYS MANUFACTORY, HHSMILE STORE, HOW DO YOU DO STORE, INNOCENCE PARADISE, JIANGXI BOLAI PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD., JINJIANG SUPERSTARER IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD., JINMING TOYS & CRAFTS IMP.& EXP. CO., LTD., KIDS PLAYING STORE, LEFT MAGIC TRICK STORE, LEGE TRICK FACTORY STORE, LEORX PLAYTOY STORE, LICHENG TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., LIJIA GAME PRODUCTION (JIANGSU) CO., LTD., LIKEIT STORE, LILITOY STORE, LITTLE STARS MOTHER&BABY SUPPLIER STORE, LONG SHENG TOY STORE, LONGYAN LANG LING HENG CHUANG TRADING CO., LTD., LOVE LOVE CHILDREN BABY STORE, LOVESONG STORE, MAGICAL TRICKS STORE, MAKIKI STORE, MAMI'S BABY STORE, MAYUSCULOS OJOS STORE, MIDDLE, MILCEA GROBAL STORE, MINGO STORE, MOMMY N BABY EVERY NICE DAY STORE, MOTHER & CHILDREN CLOTHES STORE, MY BABY GIRL STORE, NBJUSTIN STORE, NINGBO EMBODY HOMEWARE CO., LTD., NINGBO GYL INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD., NINGBO HUAMAO INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD., NINGBO KELSUN INTL TRADE CO., LTD., NINGBO LIJIA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NINGBO SELLERS UNION CO., LTD., NINGBO YINZHOU BOTE SPRING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FACTORY, NINGBO ZHENRONG INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD. (JUST IN), PREGNANT CHILD BABY ACCESSORIES STORE, PUJIANG SONDER CRAFT CO., LTD., PURPLE STORE, SEE YOU AGAIN, SHANGHAI WISDOM IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTD., SHANGHAI ZEBRAJOY GIFTS CO., LTD., SHANTOU BORONG TOYS CO., LTD., SHANTOU CHENGHAI BEIBEI TOYS, SHANTOU CHENGHAI BIG BAG TOYS COMPANY LIMITED, SHANTOU CHENGHAI HAODA TOYS CO., LTD., SHANTOU CHENGHAI HENGYA TOYS CO., LTD., SHANTOU CHENGHAI HENGYING TOYS CO., LTD., SHANTOU CHENGHAI HUIKE TOYS FIRM, SHANTOU CHENGHAI KAISHENGLONG TOYS FACTORY, SHANTOU CHENGHAI MAYA TOYS FACTORY, SHANTOU LTD., Y&H TOY STORE, YIWU B&T CRAFTS & ARTS CO., LTD., YIWU BAY IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTD., YIWU CHANGQING TOYS CO., LTD., YIWU CHU TAI ART & CRAFTS CO., LTD., YIWU CITY JO TOYS CO., LTD., YIWU HECHENG IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD., YIWU HUAGUDUO TOYS CO., LTD., YIWU JIANDU CRAFTS CO., LTD., YIWU LADSOUL GARMENT ACCESSORY CO., LTD., YIWU LINTAI IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD., YIWU PARTY UNION IMP & EXP CO., LTD., YIWU POWER IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD., YIWU QIDA HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FACTORY, YIWU QUANFA IMPORT & EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED, YIWU SHINCOO ART & CRAFTS CO., LTD., YUGUO BABY STORE, YUYAO XUEYOU TEACHING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., ZELA STOREM, ZHANGPING TK TOYS AND GIFTS CO., LTD. and ZHEJIANG LISHENG SPRING CO., LTD., Defendants

          Jason M. Drangel Ashly E. Sands Brieanne Scully Danielle S. Yamali, EPSTEIN DRANGEL LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff POOF-Slinky, LLC

          AMENDED PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER

          HON. EDGARDO RAMOS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         GLOSSARY

Term

Definition

Plaintiff or Poof-Slinky

Poof-Slinky, LLC

Defendants

A.S. Plastic Toys Co., Ltd., Ali Fashioning Toy Store, Ali-Dream Toy Store, Ali-Jetting Toy Store, Amy & Benton Toys And Gifts Co., Ltd., Baby SHOpping emm Store, Baby Toy City Store, Baby's Center Store, Baby-Toy World Store, Bala Baby First, BaoChenYi Store, BB2019 Store, Beauty & Attraction, Believe-Fly Trading (Toys) Co., Ltd. Shantou, Better Shop, Better Life, Bilidi Co., Ltd. Store, boxiangwanju Store, BTGEDTL Store, Buy in here Store, Changed Store, Chaozhou Burton Foodstuff Co., Ltd., Chaozhou Chaoan Happiness Foods Co., Ltd., Chaozhou Chaoan Lark Trade Co., Ltd., Cherr Toy Store, Child Wonderland Store, Children's Goods Store, Come On 2015, Curious&Promising BABY Store, Dalian Holy Trading Co., Ltd., Dongguan Bowen Electronic Technology Limited, Dongguan City Yisen Precision Hardware Spring Co., Ltd., Eleven 's House, Enjoying Store, FairyToy Store, Friendship hxx Store, Funny Toy Store Store, GJCUTE Toy Store, goodgirl Store, GREAT INTERNATIONAL TOYS LIMITED, Guangdong Hershey Spring Industrial Co., Ltd., Guangdong K.Y.F Trading Co., Ltd., Habao Store, Hang Wing Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., Happiness Center Store, happydeal Store, Harbin Yuanlong Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd., Hefei Sai Bei Te Trading Co., Ltd., Hengjun Plastic Toys Manufactory, hhsmile Store, How do you do Store, Innocence paradise, Jiangxi Bolai Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., Jinjiang Superstarer Import & Export Co., Ltd., Jinming Toys & Crafts Imp.& Exp. Co., Ltd., Kids Playing Store, left magic trick Store, Lege Trick Factory Store, Leorx PlayToy Store, Licheng Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Lijia Game Production (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., Likeit Store, LiliTOY Store, Little Stars Mother&Baby Supplier Store, LONG SHENG TOY Store, Longyan Lang Ling Heng Chuang Trading Co., Ltd., Love Love children baby store, LoveSong Store, magical tricks Store, Makiki Store, MAMI'S BABY Store, Mayusculos Ojos Store, Middle, Milcea Grobal Store, MINGO Store, Mommy n Baby Every nice day Store, Mother & Children Clothes Store, My Baby Girl Store, nbjustin Store, Ningbo Embody Homeware Co., Ltd., Ningbo GYL International Trading Co., Ltd., Ningbo Huamao International Trading Co., Ltd., Ningbo Kelsun Intl A.S. Plastic Toys Co., Ltd., Ali Fashioning Toy Store, Ali-Dream Toy Store, Ali-Jetting Toy Store, Amy & Benton Toys And Gifts Co., Ltd., Baby SHOpping emm Store, Baby Toy City Store, Baby's Center Store, Baby-Toy World Store, Bala Baby First, BaoChenYi Store, BB2019 Store, Beauty & Attraction, Believe-Fly Trading (Toys) Co., Ltd. Shantou, Better Shop, Better Life, Bilidi Co., Ltd. Store, boxiangwanju Store, BTGEDTL Store, Buy in here Store, Changed Store, Chaozhou Burton Foodstuff Co., Ltd., Chaozhou Chaoan Happiness Foods Co., Ltd., Chaozhou Chaoan Lark Trade Co., Ltd., Cherr Toy Store, Child Wonderland Store, Children's Goods Store, Come On 2015, Curious&Promising BABY Store, Dalian Holy Trading Co., Ltd., Dongguan Bowen Electronic Technology Limited, Dongguan City Yisen Precision Hardware Spring Co., Ltd., Eleven 's House, Enjoying Store, FairyToy Store, Friendship hxx Store, Funny Toy Store Store, GJCUTE Toy Store, goodgirl Store, GREAT INTERNATIONAL TOYS LIMITED, Guangdong Hershey Spring Industrial Co., Ltd., Guangdong K.Y.F Trading Co., Ltd., Habao Store, Hang Wing Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., Happiness Center Store, happydeal Store, Harbin Yuanlong Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd., Hefei Sai Bei Te Trading Co., Ltd., Hengjun Plastic Toys Manufactory, hhsmile Store, How do you do Store, Innocence paradise, Jiangxi Bolai Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., Jinjiang Superstarer Import & Export Co., Ltd., Jinming Toys & Crafts Imp.& Exp. Co., Ltd., Kids Playing Store, left magic trick Store, Lege Trick Factory Store, Leorx PlayToy Store, Licheng Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Lijia Game Production (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., Likeit Store, LiliTOY Store, Little Stars Mother&Baby Supplier Store, LONG SHENG TOY Store, Longyan Lang Ling Heng Chuang Trading Co., Ltd., Love Love children baby store, LoveSong Store, magical tricks Store, Makiki Store, MAMI'S BABY Store, Mayusculos Ojos Store, Middle, Milcea Grobal Store, MINGO Store, Mommy n Baby Every nice day Store, Mother & Children Clothes Store, My Baby Girl Store, nbjustin Store, Ningbo Embody Homeware Co., Ltd., Ningbo GYL International Trading Co., Ltd., Ningbo Huamao International Trading Co., Ltd., Ningbo Kelsun Intl Co., Ltd., SHgeZm Toy Store, Shop2784166 Store, Shop2919053 Store, Shop3851047 Store, Shop4558035 Store, Sichuan Tranmec Machinery I/E Co., Ltd., Simple Happy Life, Surprise Gifts Store, wanju Store, Wenling Bestone Commodity Factory, Wuxi Ocean Import and Export Co., Ltd., Xiamen MINE Trading Co., Ltd., Xinhengxin Electronic Co., Ltd., Y&H Toy Store, Yiwu B&T Crafts & Arts Co., Ltd., Yiwu Bay Import And Export Co., Ltd., Yiwu Changqing Toys Co., Ltd., Yiwu Chu Tai Art & Crafts Co., Ltd., Yiwu City JO Toys Co., Ltd., Yiwu Hecheng Import & Export Co., Ltd., Yiwu Huaguduo Toys Co., Ltd., Yiwu Jiandu Crafts Co., Ltd., Yiwu Ladsoul Garment Accessory Co., Ltd., Yiwu Lintai Import & Export Co., Ltd., Yiwu Party Union Imp & Exp Co., Ltd., Yiwu Power Import & Export Co., Ltd., Yiwu Qida Household Items Factory, Yiwu Quanfa Import & Export Company Limited, Yiwu Shincoo Art & Crafts Co., Ltd., YUGUO baby Store, Yuyao Xueyou Teaching Equipment Co., Ltd., Zela Storem, Zhangping TK Toys And Gifts Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Lisheng Spring Co., Ltd.

Orel Defendants

A.S. Plastic Toys Co., Ltd., Amy & Benton Toys And Gifts Co., Ltd., Believe-Fly Trading (Toys) Co., Ltd. Shantou, GREAT INTERNATIONAL TOYS LIMITED, Guangdong Hershey Spring Industrial Co., Ltd., Hengjun Plastic Toys Manufactory, Longyan Lang Ling Heng Chuang Trading Co., Ltd., Ningbo ZhenRong International Trading Co., Ltd. (JUST IN), Shantou Chenghai Haoda Toys Co., Ltd., Shantou Chenghai Hengya Toys Co., Ltd., Shantou Chenghai Kaishenglong Toys Factory, Shantou Chenghai Pengcheng Toy Ind. Co., Ltd., Shantou Chenghai Sweet Baby Toys Firm, Shantou Chenghai Yuansheng Toys Industry Co., Ltd., Shantou Chenghai Yueqi Toys Firm, Shantou City Chenghai Xinbooming Toys Factory, Shantou H&C Toys & Crafs Manufactory, Shantou Jinyu Trading Co., Ltd., Shantou Kunyang Trading Co., Ltd., Shantou Longhu XuChang Toys Firm, Shantou Lucky Toys & Gift Firm, Shantou Mingtong Toys Industrial Co., Ltd., Shantou South Toys Factory, Shantou Tianyi Toys Industrial Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Jinlangte Sports Goods Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Gift Joint Promo Co., Ltd., Shenzhen X-World Technology Co., Ltd., Wenling Bestone Commodity Factory, Yiwu B&T Crafts & Arts Co., Ltd., Yiwu Power Import & Export Co., Ltd., Yiwu Qida Household Items Factory, Zhangping TK Toys And Gifts Co., Ltd., hhsmile Store, and nbjustin Store

Alibaba

Alibaba.com, an online marketplace platform that allows manufacturers, wholesalers and other third-party merchants, like Defendants, to advertise, offer for sale, sell, distribute and ship their wholesale and retail products originating from China directly to consumers across the world and specifically to consumers residing in the U.S., including New York

AliExpress

Aliexpress.com, an online marketplace platform that allows manufacturers, wholesalers and other third-party merchants, like Defendants, to advertise, offer for sale, sell, distribute and ship their wholesale and retail products originating from China directly to consumers across the world and specifically to consumers residing in the U.S., including New York

Epstein Drangel

Epstein Drangel LLP, counsel for Plaintiff

NAL

New Alchemy Limited, a company that provides intellectual property infringement research services, to investigate and research manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and/or other merchants offering for sale and/or selling counterfeit products on online marketplace platforms

New York Addresses

244 Madison Ave., Suite 411, New York, New York 10016;

944 Havemeyer Ave., Bronx, New York, 10473;

20 Cooper Sq., New York, New York 10003;

69 W 9th St., New York, New York, 10011;

253 Broadway, New York, New York, 10007;

40 E 7th St., New York, New York, 10003

Complaint

Plaintiff's Complaint filed on October 10, 2019

Application

Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for: 1) a temporary restraining order; 2) an order restraining Merchant Storefronts (as defined infra) and Defendants' Assets (as defined infra) with the Financial Institutions (as defined infra); 3) an order to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not issue; 4) an order authorizing bifurcated and alternative service and 5) an order authorizing expedited discovery filed on October 10, 2019

Conway Dec.

Declaration of Laurie Conway in Support of Plaintiff's Application

Arnaiz Dec.

Declaration of Jessica Arnaiz in Support of Plaintiff's Application

Scully Dec.

Declaration of Brieanne Scully in Support of Plaintiff's Application

Slinky Marks

U.S. Trademark Registration Nos: 5, 286, 991 for “(Image Omitted) ” for a variety of goods in Class 28; (Image Omitted) 2, 402, 881 for “” for a variety of goods in Class 28; and 1, 455, 493 for “SLINKY” for a variety of goods in Class 28

Slinky Products

A precompressed helical spring toy that can perform a number of tricks, which come in a variety of sizes colors and materials that can light up and make noise

Counterfeit Products

Products bearing or used in connection with the Slinky Marks, and/or products in packaging and/or containing labels and/or hang tags bearing the Slinky Marks, and/or bearing or used in connection with marks that are confusingly similar to the Slinky Marks and/or products that are identical or confusingly similar to the Slinky Products

Infringing Listings

Defendants' listings for Counterfeit Products

User Accounts

Any and all websites and any and all accounts with online marketplace platforms such as Alibaba and/or AliExpress, as well as any and all as yet undiscovered accounts with additional online marketplace platforms held by or associated with Defendants, their respective officers, employees, agents, servants and all persons in active concert or participation with any of them

Merchant Storefronts

Any and all User Accounts through which Defendants, their respective officers, employees, agents, servants and all persons in active concert or participation with any of them operate storefronts to manufacture, import, export, advertise, market, promote, distribute, display, offer for sale, sell and/or otherwise deal in Counterfeit Products, which are held by or associated with Defendants, their respective officers, employees, agents, servants and all persons in active concert or participation with any of them

Defendants' Assets

Any and all money, securities or other property or assets of Defendants (whether said assets are located in the U.S. or abroad)

Defendants' Financial Accounts

Any and all financial accounts associated with or utilized by any Defendants or any Defendants' User Accounts or Merchant Storefront(s) (whether said account is located in the U.S. or abroad)

Financial Institutions

Any banks, financial institutions, credit card companies and payment processing agencies, such as PayPal Inc. (“PayPal”), Payoneer Inc. (“Payoneer”), the Alibaba Group d/b/a Alibaba.com payment services (e.g., Alipay.com Co., Ltd., Ant Financial Services Group), PingPong Global Solutions, Inc. (“PingPong”) and other companies or agencies that engage in the processing or transfer of money and/or real or personal property of Defendants

Third Party Service Providers

Online marketplace platforms, including, without limitation, those owned and operated, directly or indirectly by Alibaba and/or AliExpress, as well as any and all as yet undiscovered online marketplace platforms and/or entities through which Defendants, their respective officers, employees, agents, servants and all persons in active concert or participation with any of them manufacture, import, export, advertise, market, promote, distribute, offer for sale, sell and/or otherwise deal in Counterfeit Products which are hereinafter identified as a result of any order entered in this action, or otherwise

         WHERAS, Plaintiff having moved ex parte on October 10, 2019 against Defendants for the following: 1) a temporary restraining order; 2) an order restraining Merchant Storefronts and Defendants' Assets with the Financial Institutions; 3) an order to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not issue; 4) an order authorizing bifurcated and alternative service and 5) an order authorizing expedited discovery;

         WHEREAS, the Court entered an Order granting Plaintiff's Application on October 10, 2019 which ordered Defendants to appear on October 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not issue;

         WHEREAS, on October 16, 2019, pursuant to the alternative methods of service authorized by the TRO, Plaintiff served the Summons, Complaint, TRO, all papers filed in support of the Application on each and every Defendant;

         WHEREAS, on October 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Plaintiff appeared at the Show Cause Hearing, in addition to Sergei Orel, Esq. on behalf of sixteen unidentified defendants.

         WHEREAS, on October 24, 2019, the Court extended the TRO against all Defendants until November 7, 2019.

         WHEREAS, on November 27, 2019, Mr. Orel filed a motion to dismiss on behalf of thirty-four Defendants (“Orel Defendants”).

         WHEREAS, on December 13, 2019, the Court entered an Order, inter alia, extending the TRO against the Orel Defendants pending the outcome of the motion to dismiss.

         ORDER

         1. This Order is applicable to all Defendants, except the Orel Defendants.

         2. The injunctive relief previously granted in the TRO shall remain in place through the pendency of this litigation, and issuing this Order is warranted under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65 and Section 34 of the Lanham Act.

         a) Accordingly, Defendants are hereby restrained and enjoined from engaging in any of the following acts or omissions pending the final hearing and determination of this action or until further order of the Court:

i. manufacturing, importing, exporting, advertising, marketing, promoting, distributing, displaying, offering for sale, selling and/or otherwise dealing in Counterfeit Products or any other products bearing the Slinky Marks and/or marks that are confusingly similar to, identical to and constitute a counterfeiting and/or infringement of the Slinky Marks;
ii. directly or indirectly infringing in any manner any of Plaintiff's Slinky Marks;
iii. using any reproduction, counterfeit, copy or colorable imitation of Plaintiff's Slinky Marks to identify any goods or services not authorized by Plaintiff;
iv. using any of Plaintiff's Slinky Marks or any other marks that are confusingly similar to the Slinky Marks on or in connection with Defendants' manufacturing, importing, exporting, advertising, marketing, promoting, distributing, displaying, offering for ...

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