Toyo wins contempt award against tire ‘IP infringers’

Cypress, California – A US court has found that Doublestar Dong Feng Tyre Co. Ltd (DDF) and Qingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co. Ltd (QDT) violated a 2014 court judgment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of tires using a “confusingly similar” tread to that of a Toyo tire, Toyo has announced.

The ruling of contempt in the US District Court for the Central District of California on 20 Nov, concerned Toyo’s Open Country M/T, said a 27 Nov statement from Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.

The tread…

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