LOS ANGELES – A Santa Paula auto parts company claims a Livermore business is using its trademark.
Automotive Racing Products Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Mission Trading Co. Inc. alleging trademark infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business as the result of having consumers misled into purchasing products that have the same mark. The plaintiff holds Mission Trading Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly sells a confusingly similar diesel head stud kit as plaintiff's kit for a Ford engine using the same model number.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, order to impound all infringing materials and products, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Daniel M. Cislo and Mark D. Nielsen of Cislo & Thomas LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-09348-MWF-JEM