Polaris says China rival violated patent

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.

SOURCE: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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3 Comments

  1. Quite frankly I will be surprised and amazed if Polaris gets any satisfaction out of this… even though they deserve it – IMHO.
    China OWNS America, thanks to our politicians and their “UN first” agendas.. I don’t believe the elected officials will ALLOW Polaris to annoy their masters.

    “We’ll see”

  2. China doesn’t recognize laws for intellectual property or patents in many cases. Don’t be surprised if Polaris doesn’t get satisfaction or justice in that dispute. If bigshots like Google and Facebook are cowed by China’s policies then surely Polaris isn’t going to get them to change.

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