Monday, July 7, 2014, 7:14 AM

EZ Products Seeks to Scrub Scrub Buddies Over Cleaning Cloth Design Patent

On May 8, 2014, EZ Products of South Florida, LLC (“EZP”), filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (“Dollar Tree”), a Virginia corporation.  EZP asserts patent infringement of United States Design Patent No. D674,566 (the ‘566 Patent) for a cleaning cloth, which was issued on January 15, 2013.   The ‘566 Patent covers the following design:

According to the complaint, Dollar Tree sells a product identified as Scrub Buddies, UPC #3937710913, pictured below.

EZ Products asserts one count of patent infringement and seeks an injunction, Dollar Tree’s profits, attorney's fees for willful infringement and under 35 U.S.C. 285, the surrender of destruction of infringing products, a report of compliance within 30 days of the injunction, and costs.

The case is EZ Products of South Florida, LLC v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-01398-TWT, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, and is assigned to U.S. District Thomas W. Thrash, Jr.

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