LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Princess Diana's estate and memorial fund filed suit Monday in federal court to stop the Franklin Mint from selling dolls, plates, jewelry and other memorabilia bearing her name and likeness.

The lawsuit accused Franklin Mint of ignoring trademarks and intellectual property rights and virtually stealing from the estate of the princess, who died in a car accident in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997.

Fund attorney James Cameron said he had refused to give the Franklin Mint permission to produce Diana products because it would not give the estate quality control.

A telephone call to Franklin Mint offices in Pennsylvania was not immediately returned. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles because the company's owners live in Beverly Hills.

Golfer Tiger Woods filed a similar suit against the company last year, and won a settlement including a financial payment and a permanent injunction barring the company from using his name or likeness.