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BroadSpire 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 and dilution.

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."

About BroadSpire

Founded 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.

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