By Miles Moore, Senior Washington Reporter
LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2015) — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. is entitled to the default judgment, permanent injunction and monetary damages it requests in its trademark infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire makers, a magistrate judge in the Nevada federal district court has ruled.
Judge Cam Ferenbach issued his report and recommendation July 3, four days after Toyo filed supplemental information at his request.
Kabusikiki Kaisha Tokyo Hihoon Rubber Corp., a Beijing-based holding company, and its associated business Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp. have been counterfeiting and infringing on Toyo's trademarks since around 2010, Toyo claimed in a lawsuit it filed in November 2014.
When Kabusikiki and Toyomoto failed to reply to Toyo's brief, Toyo petitioned the court asking for default judgment in the case, along with a permanent injunction against the Chinese tire makers and monetary damages from them.
Judge Ferenbach issued an order June 15, asking Toyo for further information. Specifically, the judge sought information on whether his court had both subject-matter jurisdiction over Toyo's action and personal jurisdiction over Kabusikiki and Toyomoto.