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BMW Rolls Over Competitor In Rim Patent Spat

Law360 (September 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bluestar Wheels Inc. has agreed to stop the sale and manufacturing of wheel rims that BMW of North America LLC and its German parent company claim infringe three of their design patents.

The consent permanent injunction — agreed to by both parties on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California — bars Bluestar, a company that specialized in making wheel rims for BMWs, from distributing or producing any wheel rims depicting a connection to BMW or to the company's trademarked “Roundel”...
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