News: Consolidator Report
SATA products will no longer be available through several Web sites after a lawsuit was settled last month. SATA and its distributor Dan-Am and defendants Toolparadise.com and David Nakatsu signed an agreement obligating the defendants and all related Web sites (e.g. toolparadise.com, spraygunworld.com and others) to discontinue selling, offering for sale and advertising all SATA products.
The litigation arose as a result of the defendants’ unauthorized offering for sale of SATA products through various Web sites. SATA/Dan-Am’s complaint also alleged various acts of infringement of SATA copyrights and trademarks, and acts of false advertising, unfair competition and contract interference on the part of the named defendants. The court entered a permanent injunction prohibiting these activities, including the sale of SATA products, on Dec. 15, SATA announced.
Dan-Am, Co., of Spring Valley, Minn., sole authorized importer and distributor of SATA-branded products in the U.S., markets SATA products through an authorized dealer network. SATA says its products are only to be distributed by qualified authorized distributors and jobbers, who provide on-site product demonstration, training and customer service.
SATA and Dan-Am say they’re committed to the strict enforcement of the injunction entered by the court. Litigation against other companies who are infringing on SATA copyrights and trademarks is currently in preparation.
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