LOS ANGELES – A Florida company alleges a Los Angeles towing company is using its mark without permission.
American Automobile Association Inc. filed a complaint on Sept. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Boulevard Towing, Christian Fonseca and Does 1 through 10 alleging service mark infringement, false designation of origin and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages from having its trademark infringed. The plaintiff holds Boulevard Towing, Fonseca and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used a similar trademark as plaintiff's in promoting their business without authorization, which the plaintiff argues will cause confusion among consumers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants from further allegedly infringing plaintiff's trademark, order the defendant to deliver up for destruction all infringing materials, award profits and damages to plaintiff, punitive damages, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Michael Adams and Proud Usacharoenporn of Rutan & Tucker LLP in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06765-DMG-FFM