BMW Takes Aim At Bluestar Over Wheel Rims

Law360, New York (May 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- BMW of North America LLC and its German parent company have hauled specialty wheel maker Bluestar Wheels Inc. to court over wheel rims the automobile giants claim infringe three of their design patents.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, accuses Bluestar of violating patent and trademark laws, as well as federal and state unfair competition laws through the sale of the wheel rims.

BMW of North America and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, referred to collectively in court...
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