Audi AG et al. v. PartsPlaza Automotive, LLC et al. (17-cv-12221).

Audi and Volkswagen sued PartsPlaza, Wheel2power Corp., Rennsport Imports, LLC, and several indviduals asserted to own and operate these businesses for trademark infringement, dilution, false designation of origin, and counterfeiting Audi and VW trademarks “in nearly every facet of their business operations” as well as cyberpiracy. According to the plaintiffs, the defendants manufacture, import and sell aftermarket parts, such as grille covers, cigarette lighters, and other automotive badging bearing Audi or Volkswagen registered marks.  Moreover, at least one of the defendants is alleged to do business as “DubStop Imports” and “Dubstop International” and to use domain names including the phrase “dubstop,” infringing on Volkswagen’s “V-DUB” mark and form the basis of the anticybersquatting/cyberpiracy count.

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