by Jim Hammerand
April 15, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Polaris Industries Inc. says a Chinese competitor is selling a knock-off of its side-by-side all-terrain vehicle.
Medina-based Polaris has sued Chinese manufacturer CFMoto and its Plymouth-based American division, CFMoto Powersports Inc., over the booming segment of off-road vehicles that seat two riders next to each other.
In a federal lawsuit alleging deceptive trade practices and unfair competition, Polaris said CFMoto copied its Ranger RZR to make the Terracross 600 in violation of Polaris’ rights to protect the product’s appearance and a patent. Polaris says CFMoto is trying to trick consumers into thinking its “confusingly similar” model is made by Polaris.