LOS ANGELES – A Van Nuys auto dealership is accused of using an auto manufacturer's mark for its business without authorization.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA LLC and Rolls-Royce Motors Cars Limited filed a complaint on Nov. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Fadi Elias and Classic Motor Inc. alleging trademark infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA LLC and Rolls-Royce Motors Cars Limited suffered damages to their business and reputation. The plaintiffs hold Elias and Classic Motor Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly used a modified version of plaintiffs' mark on a sign and license plates despite receiving letters from the plaintiff requesting to cease using their mark. The plaintiffs allege the defendants have never provided services for them or to its affiliates.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiffs' mark, profits, destruction of all infringing materials, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Brent D. Sokol and Sarah G. Conway of Jones Day in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08766

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