BROADVIEW, Ill. (Oct. 28, 2016) — The Bosch Group, an international supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, won its product counterfeiting case against North Shore Imports L.L.C. before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
In its complaint, Bosch alleged that North Shore offered for sale and sold counterfeit Bosch aftermarket products. The Florida court issued a permanent injunction and final judgment against North Shore Imports, ordering the company to stop selling counterfeit Bosch products or using the Bosch name and trademark, according to a Bosch press release dated Oct. 28.
Under the judgment, North Shore Imports must also give up all remaining counterfeit products to Bosch for destruction and paying specified damages.
This marks the eighth time in two years that Bosch and its subsidiaries have won product counterfeiting lawsuits over the last two years, the company said.
“Bosch has a zero tolerance policy against counterfeits, which are harmful to our industry,” said Enrico Manuele, regional president for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America. “We are pleased with the outcome of this action. It sends a clear message to would-be counterfeiters which we hope will discourage the spread of their activities in North America.”
The Bosch group had consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2015, the company said. It employs some 31,000 in more than 100 locations.