MIAMI – A St. Lucie West automotive parts business is accused of selling counterfeit Bosch parts.
Robert Bosch GMBH and Robert Bosch LLC filed a complaint on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against SIC Autoparts LLC alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their business and reputation. The plaintiffs holds SIC Autoparts LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly sells canister purge valves that bear plaintiff's Bosch marks that are not genuine, which the plaintiffs claim causes confusion among consumers and damages their reputation.
The plaintiffs seek to enjoin the defendant from further using plaintiffs' mark, pay the plaintiffs all profits, treble damages, actual damages, statutory damages of up to $2 million for each type of product sold, deliver up for destruction all infringing materials, pay the plaintiff for no less than $10,000, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just.
They are represented by Robert H. Thornburg and Cameron C. Murphy of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 2:17-cv-14030-DMM