Chinese Tire Cos. Slam Toyo's $29M Sanctions Bid In IP Suit

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 5:17 PM EST) -- Units of a Chinese state-owned tire company urged a California federal judge on Monday to reject Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s bid for more than $29 million in contempt sanctions in a dispute over trade dress on certain off-road tires, arguing that the request is premature.

Earlier this month, Toyo again asked U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney for sanctions in the case after Doublestar Dong Feng Tyre Co. Ltd. and related entities allegedly breached a stipulation in which Doublestar agreed that its tires infringed Toyo’s trade dress and that it would stop selling them. In its request, Toyo had pointed...

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