Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Saeilo Enterprises, Inc. (“Saeilo”) of Greeley, Pennsylvania, filed suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendants, Salient Arms International, Inc. and Archon Firearms, Inc., both of Las Vegas, Nevada, infringed its rights in its United States Trademark Registration for ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES and the design of the Desert Eagle (the “Registered Marks”). Saeilo is seeking injunctive relief, statutory damages, and attorneys’ fees.
Saeilo claims it owns federal trademarks for ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES and the name, shape, and design of the Desert Eagle. Saeilo further claims its Desert Eagle design is world famous and therefore it has common law trademark rights in the Desert Eagle shape and design. According to the complaint, Saeilo generates significant revenue from licensing its trademarks and designs.
The complaint alleges Defendants manufacture and sell miniature and full-size firearms. Saeilo alleges Defendants displayed for sale and sold a miniature Desert Eagle handgun while attending the Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Subsequently, it is alleged Defendants advertised the miniature Desert Eagle on their website. Saeilo is seeking damages for trademark infringement as it claims Defendants have violated 15 U.S.C. §§ 1114(1) and 1125(a) and (c).