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Fake Ken-Tool Tire Irons Sold by California Company, Court Says

July 29, 2021, 8:55 PM

Ohio tire iron manufacturer Summit Tool Co. won its suit accusing Xinkong USA Inc. of counterfeiting its tire irons and infringing on its trademark, according to an Ohio federal court ruling.

Summit Tool, doing business as Ken-Tool, said XK violated federal trademark infringement laws by using the Ken-Tool mark without permission and by knocking off Ken-Tool’s tire irons. Judge Sara Lioi granted default judgment to Ken-Tool after XK never responded to the lawsuit, according to the opinion filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

The court awarded $100,000 in damages to Ken-Tool and a ...

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