ITC To Probe Toyo's Claims Of Asian Knockoff Tires

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Monday to investigate Toyo Tire Holdings of America Inc.'s claims that a slew of manufacturers in China and Thailand are shipping knockoff tires that infringe patents covering Toyo-brand tire designs.

The ITC will investigate 22 manufacturers, importers and sellers of passenger and light truck tires that Toyo claims are infringing one or more of the company's eight tire design patents. Toyo is seeking exclusion and cease-and-desist orders that would bar entry of infringing tires.

Toyo, which filed a complaint in...
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