Motor Works, LLC v. Safer Technologies, Inc., 2010 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 56515 (N.D. Cal. 2010)
The court held that a corporate officer who is the “central figure” or “guiding spirit” behind trademark infringement by a corporation can be held personally liable notwithstanding that he acted as an agent of the corporation and not on his own behalf.
The court also ruled on other issues fact specific to the case.