ST. LOUIS — Michelin North America Inc. has reached a settlement with Tire Mart Inc., d.b.a. Braven Off-Road, in a design patent lawsuit brought last year by Michelin.
Both parties agreed not to disclose the terms of the settlement, Michelin said.
The Greenville, S.C.-based tire maker filed suit against St. Louis-based Tire Mart Sept. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
According to the complaint, St. Louis-based Tire Mart infringed on Michelin's Patent No. D530,266 (the D'266 patent), which pertains to the D'266 tread design used Michelin's BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tire, the complaint said.
Tire Mart's Ironside line of off-road tires infringed on that patent, Michelin claimed.
As a result of reaching the settlement, Michelin dismissed its suit "with prejudice" on Dec. 27.
As of Jan. 24, Tire Mart was still advertising a line of Ironside ATV/UTV tires on its bravenoffroad.com website.