Michelin to tackle imitations of its XDY tread

By Simona Stankovska, ERJ staff

Paris- Michelin has begun legal proceedings against Kirkby Tyres Ltd for alleged patent infringement of the tread design on its XDY truck tyres.

Michelin warned dealers in December 2005 about the implications in marketing look-alike tyres from Asia and has decided to take legal action by filing suits in Spain, the Netherlands, France and the US, against dealers who are selling the Double Coin brand of tyres.

“We have seen copies of our design on the market…

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