Car Designer Don Yenko's Heirs Sue Over Knockoffs

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 7:18 PM ET) -- The daughter of the late Don Yenko, who designed several influential Chevrolet Camero muscle cars, sued two businesses on Tuesday in Illinois for trademark infringement for selling automobile accessories that use her father's name.

Lynn Yenko-Zoiopoulos sued California-based General Marketing Capital Inc. and Classic Industries Corp. for violating Don Yenko's publicity rights and trademarks. The companies are accused of selling unauthorized Yenko-branded specialty automotive merchandise and products.

GMCI and Classic “have built a substantial business” selling automotive merchandise, the lawsuit said. Lynn Yenko-Zoiopoulos claims the business'...
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Case Title

Zoiopoulos


Case Number

1:13-cv-06649

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

840(Trademark)

Judge

Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer

Date Filed

September 17, 2013