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Patent & Trademark

SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - The company that makes "The Curve," a "male chastity device," claims another company is violating its trademark by selling a "P-Nile Prison."

Plaintiff A.L. Enterprises says its trademarked "Curve line of male chastity devices has become well-known and immediately recognizable by people who are familiar with the market."

Therefore it follows, as the night does the day, that "any chastity device that is associated with the Curve either through name or appearance has a great advantage over competitors."

Defendant Super Pawn Jewelry & Loan, of Illinois, advertises its "P-Nile Prison" on the Internet for interstate sales, according to the complaint.

A.L.E. says it hired a private investigator to buy a P-Nile Prison from the defendant, which shipped it to him "in a package labeled 'The Curve: Male Chastity Device.' The device, however, is actually a counterfeit of the Curve."

A.L.E. says it sent the defendant a cease and desist letter, but the defendant did not cease or desist. It keeps advertising the bogus Curve on its Web site, A.L.E. says.

It wants a restraining order and injunction, disgorgement of unjust profits and punitive damages. The complaint, however, does not demand destruction of the offending P-Nile Prisons.

A.L.E. is represented by Alan Edwards with Kunzler & McKenzie.

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