JackRabbit Mobility, Inc., announces the filing of a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the “Himiway Pony” electric bike
The lawsuit alleges that the Himiway Pony infringes the trade dress and a Design patent covering the "JackRabbit" micro ebike
SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2023 -- JackRabbit Mobility, Inc., the maker of the segment-defining, ultra-portable JackRabbit Micro eBike, announced today that it had filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against the manufacturer and seller of the “Himiway Pony” electric bike for Patent Infringement and Trade Dress Infringement. A copy of the complaint may be viewed HERE. In its Complaint, JackRabbit Mobility alleges that the "Himiway Pony" electric bike infringes the trade dress of its JackRabbit micro ebike under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a) and infringes JackRabbit Mobility’s Design patent, No. D964,218, among other claims.
"JackRabbit Mobility has taken this action today to protect and enforce its valuable intellectual property rights by bringing suit against those responsible for selling or offering to sell the Himiway Pony, which we believe infringes JackRabbit Mobility’s trade dress and Patent rights,” said Jason Kenagy, JackRabbit Mobility’s CEO. “This lawsuit seeks to stop Himiway’s infringement and provides notice to others that we will vigilantly protect our rights and will make use of any and all legal means to do so.”
Under United States patent law, anyone who sells or offers to sell a patented invention without authority from the patent holder may be held liable for patent infringement. 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) ("whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the patent.").
About JackRabbit Mobility, Inc.: JackRabbit Mobility, Inc. is the developer of the original super portable Micro eBike, the JackRabbit. Originally invented in a garage in San Diego in 2016, the JackRabbit has since created and defined the “Micro eBike” segment, grown a community of over 15,000 fans, and has been recognized by top press outlets as the “Best Micro eBike.” Today, the company now offers 14 products, has expanded to over 90 dealer locations including Bass Pro Shops®, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Camping World, and ships directly to consumers across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. JackRabbit has a small but mighty team of passionate electric mobility enthusiasts who believe in creating high quality products that have everything you need to get from point A to point B, and none of the bulk you don't. Their mission is to make mobility make sense for everyone: electric-powered, accessible design with refined engineering and a ton of fun along the way. Follow the micro movement @jackrabbit.bike or visit www.jackrabbit.bike