Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Platinum
Equity [1st December 2003]
LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- BroadSpire, Inc., a leading managed IT services provider,
today announced it is suing Platinum Equity, LLC in
the United States District Court for the Central District
of California in Los Angeles, for trademark infringement
Platinum recently changed the name of
its Kemper Services subsidiary to BROADSPIRE. BroadSpire,
Inc. alleges that this use by Platinum of the name BROADSPIRE
infringes its rights to the BROADSPIRE mark in violation
of federal law. BroadSpire, Inc. has asked the court
to prohibit Platinum Equity from continuing to use the
name pending trial.
"It is our duty and our right to
protect our trademark," said Suresh Srinivasan,
president, BroadSpire, Inc. "We have invested a
lot of time and money successfully building our brand
and we intend to fight aggressively to protect the immense
amount of equity we have established."
in 1996, BroadSpire (www.broadspire.com)
is a leading managed IT services provider, headquartered
in Los Angeles, Calif. In delivering outsourced IT,
data center outsourcing and fully managed Web hosting
services, BroadSpire maintains a strict focus on customer
service that has enabled the company to become a best-of-breed
provider both in its service offerings and in its customer
care. With discrete lines of business for enterprise
and small/mid-size businesses, the company serves as
a seamless extension of its customers' information technology
infrastructure. BroadSpire has earned the trust of more
than 2,000 companies worldwide, including BP Amoco,
NBC, Yale University, Paramount Pictures, and Sheraton
Hotels & Resorts. BroadSpire is a member of the
2003 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 for the
Los Angeles area.
SOURCE: BroadSpire, Inc.
Edge Communications, Inc.
Ken Greenberg, 818-719-9292