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SunPower Says California Solar Company Infringed Trademarks (1)

March 4, 2021, 6:15 PMUpdated: March 5, 2021, 4:46 PM

SunPower Corp., a top solar energy company, alleges Sunpower California, a solar panel sales and consulting business, deliberately used its trademarks in online advertising, even linking to its website, to trick consumers into thinking the companies were associated, according to a new lawsuit filed in a federal court in San Diego.

Sunpower California’s website and Facebook and Instagram pages have “prominently” featured SunPower’s name and logo, and displayed SunPower’s photos without permission, the complaint says. The website also mimicked the overall design of SunPower’s website and provided links to SunPower’s “about,” “history,” and “news” pages, but linked to its ...

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