Honeywell Hit With Counterfeiting Suit Over China Sales

Law360, New York (June 22, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Honeywell International Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of manufacturing a counterfeit version of former distribution partner Mertik Maxitrol Inc.'s gas flow control device for sale in China and then falsely claiming Honeywell had acquired Mertik's business.

Honeywell has been manufacturing counterfeit Mertik products and using depictions of genuine products in ads to sell the counterfeits, Mertik said in an amended complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mertik further claims Honeywell has falsely represented to...
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