Bulletins & Advisories Often copied, never equalled (Gafa 2013)

Discussion in 'Energy & Marine' started by Service News, Wednesday 26th Sep, 2012.

  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

    Legal actions during the Spoga + Gafa 2013 Cologne, Germany.
    During the Spoga + Gafa 2013, that took place in Cologne (Germany) from 08.09.13 until 10.09.13, Honda took legal action against five companies exhibiting products which are believed to be counterfeit. The following companies were exhibiting copies of Honda general purpose engines mounted on sweepers, generators or tillers:

    1. Zhejiang Ouyao Machinery Co., Ltd.
    (Zhejiang, China)

    2. Changzhou Wosheng Trading Co., Ltd.
    (Changzhou, China)

    3. Changzhou Simade Power Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    (Changzhou, China)

    4. Weihai North Harbor Machinery Co. Ltd.
    (Weihai, China)

    5. Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Co. Ltd.
    (Ningbo, China)

    The court granted preliminary injunctions against the five companies, this is a temporary measure to prohibit sales and marketing of the infringing products until a final verdict is announced. Preliminary injunctions are only given when the court is convinced that there is a clear case of infringement.

    Honda will continue to pursue, by all legal means, the manufacturers and distributors of imitations, in order to protect the market, and more specifically the end-users, from confusion.