German carmaker, BMW, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against a California-based, EDA International alleging trademark infringement and dilution.
BMW alleges that the defendant is importing counterfeit car parts from China and distributing them across the United States.
According to BMW, the counterfeiter parts bear a number of BMW trademarks including its name, logo and the names of its X and M car series. The car parts being sold include oil sensors and shadow lights.
BWR alleges that the infringement has caused lots of damages, unfair competition, confusion and harm to its business since BMW already has a network of car part dealers authorized by BMR in the United States.
According to the lawsuit, BWR reportedly said that the fake parts are manufactured in China and imported to a warehouse in California, before being sold online through eBay.com.
BWR alleges that it had bought some car parts from the alleged counterfeiter’s eBay store in May 2018 and had confirmed the counterfeiting of the products.
A number of cease-and-desist letters were reportedly sent to the defendant which was ignored.
BMW is seeking permanent injunction and monetary damages.
The case is ongoing.
BMW of North America, LLC et al v. EDA International, Inc. et al
|Judge:||George H Wu|
|Court:||California Central District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Trademark|
|Case Filed:||October 09, 2019|