LOS ANGELES – An auto parts distributor alleges an online retailer is offering counterfeit BMW parts for sale.
BMW of North America LLC and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Transatlantic-Trade.com LLC, Gunter Krebs and Does 1-10 alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their reputation. The plaintiffs holds Transatlantic-Trade.com LLC, Krebs and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly sold counterfeit BMW parts on eBay and on its own website, continued to infringe plaintiff's trademark despite their request to stop selling products that bear their mark.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek award profits and damages to the plaintiffs, actual damages, statutory damages, restitution, order the destruction of all infringing products, disgorgement, exemplary or punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Christopher D. Johnson, Christopher Q. Pham, Nicole Drey Huerter and Hung Q. Pham of Johnson & Pham LLP in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00850-ODW-MRW