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Hetronic Products Injunction’s Global Scope Reduced by Court

Dec. 6, 2021, 3:57 PM

An Oklahoma federal court narrowed the scope of its injunction barring radio remote control maker Hetronic International Inc.’s European partners from selling trademark-infringing products, limiting its coverage to countries where Hetronic markets or sells products.

The order comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a $113 million award to Hetronic that created a new framework for how the Lanham Act applies to foreign defendants. The appeals court rejected the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma’s injunction, which covered the world.

Hetronic will have to show at a hearing that it currently markets ...