Kyle Barnett Dec. 11, 2013, 7:42pm

GRETNA – A car accessory installation company is suing one of its competitors for alleged infringement of their intellectual property rights.

Mobile-One Auto Sound Inc. filed suit against Mobile Tint and Audio LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Nov. 21.

Mobile-One Auto Sound Inc. alleges it is a well-known car audio and window tinting business with a flagship store in Jefferson Parish that has been in business for over 20 years and that during that time they have taken steps to protect their name and image. The plaintiff claims that Mobile Tint and Audio infringed on its intellectual property rights by naming their business similarly and offering the same services. Mobile-One Auto Sound Inc. asserts that the actions by the defendant in choosing their name for two stores operating locally were purposely deceptive.

The defendant is accused of intentional trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false designation or origin, deception and violation of the Federal Lanham Act and Louisiana Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought to compel the defendant to discontinue use of the business name, destroy all promotional materials containing the name and change the name of the limited liability company.

Mobile-One Auto Sound Inc. is represented by Jean-Paul Layrisson of Scanduro & Layrisson LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

Case no. 733-163.

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