Strike 3 Holdings, LLC is a pornographic film company. They produce adult films under the brand names Blacked, Tushy, Vixen, and others. They are looking to prosecute claims for copyright infringement for their works being shared illegally via P2P file-sharing programs.
In This Article
A Philadelphia Strike 3 Holdings defense lawyer provides background information on Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, and answers the following seven questions:
- Where Is Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Headquartered?
- When Was Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Founded?
- What Registered Trademarks Does Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Own?
- What Copyrights Does Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Own?
- Why Did You Receive a Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena?
- Is Strike 3 Holdings a “Copyright Troll?”
- How Can You Handle a Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Subpoena?
This information will give you a better sense of whom you or your loved one are dealing with and what you can do to legally take back control on your side of things. Let’s start by looking at the company’s headquarters location.
Where Is Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Headquartered?
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC is a registered company in the State of Delaware. The Agent of Record is listed as:
2140 S Dupont Hwy
Camden, DE 19934
Third-party registered agents are typically not affiliated with the company and are only called upon to accept documents, such as letters, service of process, subpoenas, and other legal documents. Strike 3 also holds registrations in other states. For example, you can download a PDF copy of Strike 3 Holdings’ California registration here.
When Was Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Founded?
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC was registered in the State of Delaware on January 13, 2015. There is no obvious indication that the company operated under another name at a different time.
What Registered Trademarks Does Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Own?
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), their Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) lists the following trademark registrations held by Strike 3 Holdings, LLC:
A registered trademark is denoted by the ® symbol and grants ownership to Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, including trademark licensing rights.
What Copyrights Does Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Own?
Strike 3 Holdings owns more than 1,000 copyrights. Copyrights protect creative works, such as films and motion pictures. The most recent titles include:
- Vacation with Benefits
- An American in Greece
- Babysitting in Ibiza
- My Dirty Arrangement
- Our Little Secret
You can review the entire catalog of Strike 3 Holdings, LLC copyright filings via the U.S. Copyright Office’s website.
Why Did You Receive a Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena?
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC has filed waves of copyright infringement lawsuits throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These lawsuits are being brought against “John Doe” defendants who allegedly violated Strike 3’s copyrights via peer-to-peer (P2P) filing shares.
Strike 3 identifies the John Doe defendants through the use of subpoenas served on the internet service provider (ISP) that owns the internet protocol (IP) address associated with the allegedly infringing activity. These subpoenas require your current or former ISP to disclose your personal information.
The ISP will send the subscriber a letter notifying them of the Strike 3 lawsuit and subpoena request. If successful, Strike 3 then inserts your name in the civil court complaint in place of “John Doe.” Then, you will have to defend your case or settle out-of-court.
Is Strike 3 Holdings a “Copyright Troll?”
“Copyright troll” is a pejorative term referring to businesses that function solely for the purpose of profiting off of strategic litigation, often without bonafide ownership rights. In this case, Strike 3 Holdings, LLC was formed in 2015 with subsequent legal filings and actions that indicate the company is not a “copyright troll.”
However, Strike 3 is taking an aggressive approach to civil litigation regarding intellectual property infringement, which many regard as copyright trolling. As such, you should take any communications received by them or your current or former ISP seriously since they are within their legal right to recuperate reasonable damages for their proven losses.
How Can You Handle a Strike 3 Subpoena?
If you received a subpoena from Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, it is critical to remember that you are not alone during this time. There are thousands of people throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and the United States receiving them. However, these civil suits are more than just a numbers game for the company, which means that you should take them seriously.
Step 1. Try to Remain Calm
It is terrifying to receive a subpoena, let alone one from a pornographic film company that could associate your name with piracy. The first step is to remain calm and maintain your composure. Remember: you are not on the hook for anything (yet) and still have an opportunity to protect your privacy and your assets.
Step 2. Gather Your Documents
Retain all communications you receive from Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, ISPs, their lawyers, the courts, and anything other pertinent details. Do not start doing illegal things like destroying hard drives or modems. Gather your documents and things, and then proceed to “Step 3.”
Step 3: Get Legal Advice Now During a Free Case Evaluation
Our founder and Strike 3 Holdings defense attorney, Brad V. Shuttleworth, wants to help you avoid becoming a named defendant or paying a settlement to the company. You can learn more about your legal options during a No-Cost, No-Obligation Case Evaluation at (215) 774-1371. You can also message us privately about your legal situation here.
What Is a Free Case Evaluation?
A Free Case Evaluation is a chance to get more information about your legal situation at no cost. No matter what happens, at least you will have information about what to anticipate or how to move forward. Then, if you decide to hire us, we will start working on your legal defense.