Guang Tai Wins SPC Trademark Case Against Kolay's David Mitchell

San Diego, CA, May 28, 2024--Guang Tai He Import Export, Inc., a Maryland-based flooring company, has secured a permanent injunction from the United States District Court for the Central District of California over Daniel Mitchell, is CEO and founder of Kolay Flooring over the term “SPC.”

The defendant’s improper federal registration of the generic term “SPC,” which is used industry-wide as an acronym for “stone plastic composite” flooring, resulted in more than 16 containers of the plaintiff’s flooring being detained by U.S. Customs for using the term. Wagner filed an ex parte application for temporary restraining order (TRO), seeking preliminary injunctive relief, detailing the potential for irreparable harm to the client’s business. The Court agreed, first granting the TRO and a preliminary injunction, and then the permanent injunction.