AUSTIN, Texas—A lawsuit brought by Interactive Life Forms, the makers of Fleshlight, against Legend Toys has been dismissed without prejudice for lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue.
A dismissal without prejudice means the case can be refiled.
Legend Toys’ Martin Logan and Keith Weng issues a statement saying they “successfully defended” themselves against the claims of the suit, which alleged patent and trademark infringement.
On April 8, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks “ordered, adjudged and decreed that the case against Legend Toys be dismissed,” the statement said. Legend Toys maintained that is La Viva Lovelight masturbator, which was the focus of the suit, never reached a person in ILF’s jurisdiction.
“The Court found it unnecessary for Legend Toys to reply to ILF’s response, and chose to dismiss the case rather than transfer it because there was not any other judicial district in which personal jurisdiction could be exercised,” the release said.
The La Viva Lovelight is a hand-held masturbator that self-lubricates and allows the user to self pressurize the device’s shaft. It has patents in China and patents pending in the U.S and EU.
Legend Toys’ Director of Marketing Martin Logan said the company, at all times, acted within the full parameters of Intellectual Property law, and that Legend Toys will be moving forward from the court’s ruling accordingly. He further requests that all distributors contact him directly at email@example.com for product information.