NorthStar Moving Wins Trademark Infringement Case Against Florida Moving Company

NorthStar Moving Wins Trademark Infringement Case Against Florida Moving Company

Federal judge finds operator of King David Van Lines guilty of deceiving consumers, issues damage award of $13 million to NorthStar MovingLos Angeles, CA, Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving ® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, today announced that it has won its trademark infringement lawsuit against King David Van Lines and its operators. A federal judge awarded NorthStar Moving $13 million against Ohad Guzi personally after finding that Mr. Guzi willfully infringed NorthStar Moving’s trademark by deceiving consumers into believing they were hiring NorthStar Moving.Florida-based King David Van Lines, led by Mr. Guzi, conducted business under the name Northstar Movers and the domain name northstarmovers.com. In a bench trial, the U.S. District Court Southern District, Florida Fort Lauderdale Division, found that he did so to mislead customers and convince them they were hiring NorthStar Moving Company. The … Continued

Hollywood moving company ordered to pay $13 million for misleading customers

Hollywood moving company ordered to pay $13 million for misleading customers

Ohad Guzi had been ordered to pay $13 million after a federal judge found that he controlled a company that misled customers by using the name and trademark of a reputable international competitor on a website set up to generate sales leads. King David Van Lines, which the judge determined was controlled by Guzi, conducted business under the name NorthStar Movers and the internet domain NorthStarMovers.com. According to the December 22 ruling by district judge William P. Dimitrouleas, it did so to convince customers that it was actually NorthStar Moving Company, a California based company.

Judge Awards $13M In Moving Co. TM, Cybersquatting Fight

Judge Awards $13M In Moving Co. TM, Cybersquatting Fight

A Florida federal judge has awarded NorthStar Moving $13 million after finding that an operator of King David Van Lines willfully infringed NorthStar’s trademark by deceiving consumers into believing they were hiring NorthStar.In an opinion handed down following a two-day bench trial earlier this month, U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas said Ohad Guzi was liable for trademark infringement and unfair competition and had violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protect Act. The judge also granted a permanent injunction barring Guzi from further cybersquatting, trademark infringement or unfair competition, and tacked on another $100,000 — the maximum allowed — for the cybersquatting violation.

2021 Holiday Entertaining Bootcamp

2021 Holiday Entertaining Bootcamp

To conquer the holidays in this unique era and make it the joyous occasion we have all been patiently waiting for, reshape your home. Get it moving, bending and slimming down. Set aside time to step back and look at the space in your home from all angles. Wow, where’d all that clutter come from? Envision your home as a place where you are proud to invite guests. It’s all about bringing your home back to pre-COVID shape, but with new and improved features.Here’s a guide to shape and tone your home back into sleek and sexy holiday shape, even when working from home!

Ellevate – Win Socially Responsible Contracts

Ellevate – Win Socially Responsible Contracts

Laura McHolm, our Director of Marketing and Co-Founder was a part of a panel held by the The Valley Economic Alliance. The panelist spoke about how major corporate and government contracts can be an effective business development strategy for companies as well as a way to advance a company’s social responsibility goals.You can watch the full discussion on their YouTube channel.

How to get ready for Christmas: 20 things to do for an organized holiday season

How to get ready for Christmas: 20 things to do for an organized holiday season

Getting ready for Christmas is all about getting your home organized. Home Organization Expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company Laura McHolm recommends rethinking your home completely in order to ‘conquer the holidays’: ‘Get it moving, bending and slimming down. Envision your home as a place where you are proud to invite guests. It’s all about bringing your home back to pre-COVID shape, but with new and improved features.’ 

NorthStar Moving Partners with White-Glove Estate Management Service

NorthStar Moving Partners with White-Glove Estate Management Service

Eco-luxury moving company teams up with Heritage Estate Management to care for clients’ homesLos Angeles, CA, Nov. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving ® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today a new partnership with Heritage Estate Management, a full-service estate management provider, to make the transition easier during the moving process.“Having worked as an estate manager for some of Hollywood’s most elite, managing their multiple properties across the globe, I am thrilled to bring my decades of experience to NorthStar Moving’s clients,” said Heritage Estate Management Founder Jenny Huber. “Owning multiple homes means you might need some assistance looking after your hard earned prosperity. There really is no limit to the services that we offer. We handle everything from managing home service providers, establishing and maintaining household inventories, tracking household budget and expenditure, to security and safety assessment. Our … Continued

Five Ways to Make Your Move Green

Five Ways to Make Your Move Green

After the recent U.N. climate change report, we are all asking ourselves what can I do to stop climate change? We’re looking at our homes, our recycling practices and the behaviors we are modeling for our children. We are looking for greener solutions for everything. No more, “I will do this tomorrow.” Now is the time to get our green game on, by getting busy preserving our one and only beautiful Earth.

11 best storage containers of 2021: Ideal storage bin solutions

11 best storage containers of 2021: Ideal storage bin solutions

Eliminating clutter and organizing is always a great idea to start fresh and drive out the excess, but there are so many organizational and storage tools out there that defeat the purpose. Instead of tidying up, the wrong products can actually just add even more clutter.Laura McHolm, home organization expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company, loves expandable drawer organizers because they give everything a home, keeping drawers neat and tidy.“Don’t just use them for cutlery and makeup — use them for anything that gets thrown in a drawer. They expand to fit your drawers perfectly and provide more stage space, as some of the products provide layers,” she explained.

NorthStar Moving’s Annual Food Drive Provides Over 165,000 Meals to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving’s Annual Food Drive Provides Over 165,000 Meals to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving thanks Compass Real Estate & Groundwork Coffee for their support to help feed growing number of hungry children in LA CountyLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced that their ninth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” food drive raised $41,370 and collected boxes of food for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, providing 165,480 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.“We are grateful for NorthStar Moving’s continued support as the need for food assistance in our community remains high,” said President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Michael Flood. “Partnerships like this are so valuable as we work to alleviate hunger for people throughout Los Angeles County.” One out of four children in Los Angeles County are at risk of going to bed … Continued

Greening Your Move and Your New Home Like a Pro – Experts’ Advice

Greening Your Move and Your New Home Like a Pro – Experts’ Advice

When we think about moving to a new home, whether it is as a tenant or as homeowners, we cannot disregard the fact that a great amount of waste is generated.Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly options and ways to make our move and our new home greener, we asked the experts how to do it, and they gave us amazing advice! Keep reading to learn all the great ways to be more sustainable while moving to a new home.

Moving 101: What to know in preparation for the big day

Moving 101: What to know in preparation for the big day

Moving into a new residence can be a stressful burden, or an exhausting chore. But it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and preparation, you can all but assure yourself on an easy transition into that new place.For those who prefer to pack themselves, NorthStar Moving has some suggestions: Tape the bottom of every box. When full, tape the top the top of the box tightly. Use two strips of tape on the sides, accompanies by a single strip of tape down the center. Apply more tape to the sides if the box isn’t strong enough.

Glow Ride held to honor YouTube star, raise money in fight against cystic fibrosis

Glow Ride held to honor YouTube star, raise money in fight against cystic fibrosis

It was a whimsical bicycle ride Saturday night from Hermosa Beach Pier to Manhattan Beach Pier to raise funds for Claire’s Place Foundation. Last year’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 2021 Annual Glow Ride celebrates 10 years of Claire’s Place Foundation and welcomes World of Sound Productions, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, NorthStar Moving Company, Marlin Equity Partners, Athens Services, Hermosa Cyclery, Firstline Home Loans, Topo Chico, UCLA Health, Redondo Mitsubishi and Manhattan Dermatology as the event sponsors.

Laura McHolm of NorthStar Moving Company: “Attitude”

Laura McHolm of NorthStar Moving Company: “Attitude”

As part of our series about the five things a business should do to create a Wow! customer experience, I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura McHolm, Director of Marketing and Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving Company and a Marketing Consultant & Speaker. […]In your words, can you share a few reasons why great customer service and a great customer experience is essential for success in business?It’s simple. You should love what you do and make it show. Your customers should walk away knowing there is nothing else you’d rather be doing. Creating a happy customer experience is creating a memorable customer experience. People want to return to a product or service that makes them feel taken care of and loved.It’s so much easier (and cheaper) to retain a customer than to attract new ones. Plus, why not turn your customers into raving … Continued

The Great Reshuffle

The Great Reshuffle

If possible, give yourself eight weeks to handle the moving to-dos in an orderly, low-stress manner. Use the steps below in this two-month moving calendar to keep you calm and prepared. Simply follow these steps and check them off one-by-one: EIGHT WEEKS TO GO:Start the process of selecting a mover. Check a mover’s record with the Better Business Bureau in your state and social review sites. A great reputation is the best way to choose a moverBook your moverStart to inventory and divide up your belongings: Decide who gets what, which items to donate, recycle, to take and which items (if any) need to go into short-term or long-term storage

The Great Reshuffle

The Great Reshuffle

The pandemic stay-at-home protocols forced us to reevaluate our homes and where we live. Questions about our home size, needing a home office long term and thoughts of relocation to more affordable cities or closer to family were on the minds of many during the last year. Whether due to a life change or a change brought about by the pandemic, millions of people are moving and creating the “Great Reshuffling.”  This record rise in Americans moving, coupled with the typical busy moving season in the summer and a shortage of workers, has created the perfect storm. Moving companies are incredibly busy and are working hard to hire the qualified help they need. Moving is challenging enough without scrambling to find a reputable moving company.    So what does this mean for those planning to move this summer? Plan ahead! Make your moving reservations as … Continued

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

“While life is starting to look normal for some, many of our neighbors are still feeling the economic impact caused by the pandemic,” said President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank Michael Flood. “Last year, the NorthStar Moving Let’s Send Hunger Packing fundraiser raised the equivalent of 185,000+ meals for our neighbors in need, and we are grateful for their support again this year as the need in our community remains high.”The ninth annual Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive is online and in person at Groundwork Coffee cafes. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Groundwork Coffee locations across LA county and a portion of sales from their Hibiscus Lemonade and Summer Seasonal Select Japanese Style Iced Coffee will be donated to the Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive through July 19, 2021. All donations will directly assist … Continued

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

NorthStar Moving Company has teamed up for a second year with Compass Real Estate and Groundwork Coffee for their 2021 Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive in partnership with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.The pandemic escalated hunger. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is serving about 900,000 people each month, which is three times more people than pre-pandemic days, and that includes children. For some children, the only meal they eat is at school. When school is out for the summer, families turn to a food bank for assistance. However, food banks often experience a decline of donations during the summer months.

New Mexico Field Guide 2021: Services + Creative Professionals

New Mexico Field Guide 2021: Services + Creative Professionals

The New Mexico Field Guide is a guide to all things arts and culture across the state. Within, you’ll find maps of major arts districts across Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, and listings of arts and culture businesses, organizations, and creative professionals statewide to help you navigate the New Mexico arts community and keep your finger on the pulse.This magazine is available for free in print throughout the region as well as online.NorthStar Moving is listed under: “Services + Creative Professionals – Shipping/Handling/Storage”

NorthStar Moving Partners with Compass Real Estate & Groundwork Coffee for Food Drive to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving Partners with Compass Real Estate & Groundwork Coffee for Food Drive to Feed Hungry Kids

The rise in hunger isn’t going away; 9th annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive” assists hungry children this summer Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, has teamed up for a second year with Compass Real Estate and Groundwork Coffee for their 2021 Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive in partnership with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.The pandemic escalated hunger. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is serving about 900,000 people each month, which is three times more people than pre-pandemic days, and that includes children. For some children, the only meal they eat is at school. When school is out for the summer, families turn to a food bank for assistance. However, food banks often experience a decline of donations during the summer months. “While life is starting to look … Continued