LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles business is facing a lawsuit from the American Automobile Association for its alleged use of the AAA mark.
American Automobile Association Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Citywide Towing Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging federal service mark infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business. The plaintiff holds Citywide Towing Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used the plaintiff's AAA mark to conduct and promote its their business without authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, order the destruction of all infringing materials, award damages to the plaintiff that exceeds $500,000, profits, punitive damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Michael Adams and Proud Usahacharoenporn of Rutan & Tucker LLP in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01578-CBM-JPR