We, at Mi-Pod Wholesale, wanted to take the time to explain an ongoing situation about the “Elf Bar” name. A little-known vape business named, VPR, has filed a lawsuit against Shenzhen Weiboli over the “Elf Bar” trademark name. Shenzhen Weiboli is the manufacturer of vapes that previously were named “Elf Bar”, as well as Lost Mary, and Funky Republic vapes found at Mi-Pod Wholesale.
We are disappointed to learn that on February 23rd, Judge Cannon from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued an Order granting VPR’s motion for a preliminary injunction in the ongoing trademark infringement dispute with VPR, and denying our motion to supplement the record on that motion with highly favorable consumer survey evidence regarding the likelihood of confusion of our mark with VPR’s mark that we obtained in recent weeks. This preliminary order requires that Mi-Pod Wholesale halt the distribution of products with the name of “Elf Bar”.
BC5000 Vape Name Changes
The newly packaged BC5000 and BC5000 Ultra vapes will use the name “EBDESIGN” going forward in order to comply with the Judge’s orders. Shenzhen Weiboli is already producing BC5000 devices with updated packaging and names and we should have inventory with upgraded packaging to distribute in the month of March for our valued partners. During the beginning of March, we would highly suggest on stocking up with Lost Mary and Funky Republic Ti7000 vapes, which are also manufactured by Shenzhen Weiboli and therefore contain similar outstanding flavors to the BC5000 vape line.
The newly branded EBDESIGN products share the same features as our previously branded products. Please kindly give your support to our ongoing brand shift, which we are confident will be handled responsibly. After the shift, the newly branded products will show the design mark and the trademark of EBDESIGN.
What is Next in the Elf Bar Trademark Lawsuit?
We have appealed the preliminary injunction order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and sought to stay the order before the district court. We have requested a ruling by Judge Cannon on that motion by this coming Tuesday, February 28th, and then will immediately move the Federal Circuit to stay the preliminary injunction order if Judge Cannon does not agree to do so.
Newly Packaged EBDESIGN Vapes
Your favorite BC5000 disposable vapes will now say “Designed and Powered by EBDESIGN” on the packaging. Rest assured, these BC5000 vapes contain identical components that are used in your favorite disposable vapes.
Thank you again for your trust and support. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We will continue to provide you with up-to-date news for BC5000 wholesale vapes.