Reuters reports that a U.S. regulator ruled Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd infringed upon the intellectual property rights of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's (FCA) Jeep brand, barring the sale of the vehicles in question.
According to the report, “the International Trade Commission, in a decision released late Thursday, said Mahindra's Roxor off-road utility vehicle violated the "trade dress" of FCA's Jeep Wrangler SUV. The ITC issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting sale or import of the infringing vehicles and parts, as well as a cease and desist order to Mahindra and its North American unit.”
The order is effective immediately, but the U.S. Trade Representative has 60 days to potentially disapprove for policy reasons.
The Roxor is assembled in Auburn Hills, north of Detroit, by Mahindra's North American subsidiary.
Read the full report here.