FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Sept. 27, 2022 -- PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Florida based corporation specializing in the manufacture, formulation and distribution of world-class dietary supplements, has filed a federal lawsuit against New York based nationwide retailer Vitamin Shoppe Industries LLC dba Vitamin Shoppe, for continued infringement in connection with PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s federally registered trademark(s).
PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the sole creator and only entity with a federal registration, longtime enforcement, and licensing history with major brands/retailers, in connection with its FREEDOM POP federally registered trademark, federal registration #5745558. Vitamin Shoppe received notice of the infringement and claimed sales would be seized immediately. Vitamin Shoppe instead continued to sell the infringing product(s) nationwide, admittedly selling more units from the time Vitamin Shoppe claimed said cease of sales. Vitamin Shoppe further claimed a license was issued by PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc. for the infringing product(s). PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc. did not and has not issued such license, ever, either to Vitamin Shoppe or to the brand of infringing product(s) in question.
Given the significant nature of the infringement, PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been left with no choice but to file a federal lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe due to the willful and blatant nature of the infringement, and ask that the court award injunctive relief, treble damages, punitive damages and any other damages the court sees just to award, in addition to attorney’s fees where applicable.
PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s CEO, Ross Krigsman, stated "As always, we have tried to resolve the matter amicably given the blatant nature of the infringement and mass amount of sales involved. However, these attempts have been ignored and we have been forced to file a federal lawsuit to protect our IP, our interests, and those of our licensees.".
PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a seasoned dietary supplement manufacturer of clinically dosed, efficacious and clean nutritional supplements, with over 15+ years of industry presence, with multiple #1 product/formula awards throughout the world. PROCCOR Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s products are distributed through world wide distributors, Amazon, reputable online retailers (i.e. TigerFitness.com) and brick and mortar stores throughout the United States. Instagram: @officialproccor // www.proccor.com