Thursday, December 20, 2007

Madras High Court restrains TVS Motor Company from booking, selling and marketing its new 125cc bike Flame following a petition filed by Bajaj Auto

The interim order came on rival Bajaj Auto's petition, challenging the launch of Flame, which it claims infringes its so-called digital twin spark ignition (DTSi) technology, which uses two spark plugs for better fuel efficiency.

This new case is in addition to the law suit filed by TVS against Bajaj Auto in the Madras High Court, under the Indian Patents Act. TVS filed that case to counter Bajaj Auto's allegations of patent violation.

TVS has also filed a Rs2.5bn defamation case against Bajaj Auto in the Bombay High Court, which has already served a notice on the Pune-based company. The legal tussle between two started in September, when Bajaj Auto accused TVS of stealing its DTSi technology. TVS responded by unleashing two separate cases.

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