Los Angeles – Butter IPH LLC filed a lawsuit on Friday against Jayson Sanchez in Las Vegas federal court for trademark infringement. Butter IPH claims that Mr. Sanchez is infringing on its multiple 1 OAK trademarks by using them to promote his Los Angeles based company “1oak Entertainment Group.” The lawsuit states that Mr. Sanchez’s company, a music entertainment promoting agency, is infringing on Butter IPH’s current pending Trademark Applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office which include words only and design marks of “1 OAK One of a Kind.” The Applications were filed in international class 41 for night clubs and class 43 for bar services and cocktail lounge services.
In the lawsuit filed Friday, Butter IPH claims that its popular 1 OAK Nightclub in New York is “synonymous with glamour, luxurious excess, fame and fortune” and its latest 1 OAK club which opened in Las Vegas earlier this year at the Mirage Resort & Casino is “the hottest new nightclub in Las Vegas.”
On 1oak Entertainment Group’s website, 1oakmusic.com, it states that it is a “full service music management company based in Los Angeles, CA.” 1oak Entertainment Group works with nightclubs, bars, and restaurants to book music acts and entertainment.
With both companies in the entertainment industry it is no surprise that Butter IPH took such action. The lawsuit states “The defendants could have adopted a trademark that did not include ’1 OAK’ and/or ‘One of a Kind’, such as Entertainment Group or Sanchez Entertainment Group, or any of a host of other names that would not have infringed upon Butter’s rights,” and “Instead, by using Butter’s trademarks, the defendants are trading off of Butter’s goodwill and reputation.”
Jason Sanchez or a representative from 1oak Entertainment Group has yet to make a statement. Butter IPH LLC is requesting that the Las Vegas court grant its injunction to block Mr. Sanchez and 1aok Entertainment Group from using the name “1oak.”