LOS ANGELES – An Armenian brandy maker alleges a Glendale business sells counterfeit versions of its products.

Map Co. filed a complaint on July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Lebanese Arak Corp., Garo Kurkjian and Does 1-50, citing alleged unfair competition and deceptive trade practices.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Map Co. suffered damages to its business and reputation as a result of its mark being used on other brandy products besides theirs. The plaintiff holds Lebanese Arak Corp., Garo Kurkjian and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly labeled their products to confuse consumers that they are associated with the plaintiff and that their products were produced for them by the plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant, award compensatory, consequential, statutory, treble and punitive damages, order the defendant to participate in a corrective advertising, interest, exemplary damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Henrik Mosesi, Art Kalantar and Edgar Sargsyan of Pillar Law Group APLC in Beverly Hills.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-05039

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