BMW Sues Car Company for Using its Trademark on Counterfeit Products


BMW has filed a lawsuit against a U.S. car company, Mazz Auto Group, for alleged trademark and design patent infringement.

According to WIPR, BMW filed its lawsuit at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, on Wednesday, January 18.

BMW asked for a jury trial, and the representatives of the company requested $2 million per counterfeit mark, along with damages, profits, attorneys’ fees, and further relief that may bee deemed justifiable by the court.

The car company, which owns a number of trademarks and wheel design patents, asserts that Mazz Auto Group infringed and diluted its trademarks by using them on counterfeit products, used false designations of origin, competed unfairly and committed fraudulent business practices. BMW also claims that its design patents were infringed and asked for a permanent injunction against Mazz Auto Group.

Case Information:

BMW of North America, LLC et al v. Mazz Auto Group, Inc. et al

Plaintiff: BMW of North America, LLC and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Defendant: Does and Mazz Auto Group, Inc.
Case Number: 2:2017cv00418
Filed: January 18, 2017
Court: California Central District Court
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