Obtains Injunction Against Beijing Huali
The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a court
order this week granting a temporary injunction preventing Beijing
Huali Architecture Decoration Co. Ltd. from "making, using,
selling, advertising or offering for sale any of its products that
infringe any claim of U.S. Patent No. 5,851,609," which is
held by Truseal. The injunction includes "Huali's HualiSeal
and EdgeMax Seal sealant/spacer systems or any sealant/spacer system
no more than colorably different, as well as any of its products
that infringe the trade dress associated with Truseal's Edgetherm
sealant/spacer systems, including Huali's gray and black HualiSeal
and Edgemax Seal sealant/spacer systems, until Truseal's pending
motion for preliminary injunction is heard and decided by this Court."
Truseal officials claim the company "will suffer irreparable
harm to its reputation from confusion between an allegedly inferior
Huali product and Truseal's patented product."
Truseal filed the suit on October 6.
"Truseal vigorously enforces its patents and trademarks throughout
the world and takes all potential infringement matters seriously,"
says Truseal president Gus Coppola. "More importantly, Truseal
is taking this action to safeguard the industry against the mistaken
use of inferior technologies that claim to offer the same level
of quality and performance as Truseal's spacer systems."
Truseal representatives say the company is also investigating a
Texas-based distributor of HualiSeal products.
Representatives of Huali were unavailable for comment at this time.
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