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The Drucker Group
Lavatec Laundry Technology Wins Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Suit
Beacon Falls, CT – November 18, 2014 – Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH and U.S. subsidiary Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. (www.LLTusa.com), have scored another important victory in their trademark infringement lawsuit against the company formerly known as Lavatec Inc. United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill has enjoined the company formerly known as Lavatec Inc. from its continuing infringement of LLT’s exclusive "LAVATEC" trademark. The decision supports a 22-page ruling the U.S. District Court issued in favor of Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH on September 5.
In a ruling filed on November 13 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the order prevents the company formerly known as Lavatec, Inc. - a U.S.-based laundry service parts provider located in Naugatuck, CT - from using the Lavatec name or logo as a trademark, company name or trade name in the manufacture or sales of any products, advertising, promotion, or offer to sell. It also prohibits the company formerly known as Lavatec, Inc.’s use of the web sites at www.lavatec.com and www.lavatec.biz or any other variation thereof.
Outside the United States, Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH is the undisputed owner of the Lavatec trademark. It has manufactured and installed advanced tunnel washing systems globally for nearly three decades.
In 2013, Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH filed a lawsuit against the company formerly known as Lavatec, Inc., located in Naugatuck, CT, for trademark infringement in the United States. After a bench trial earlier this year, a federal judge in U.S. District Court ruled Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH owns the rights in and to the trademark "LAVATEC" for use with commercial laundry equipment sold in the United States.
"This is another important step in the process and we are pleased with the ruling. It defines for our industry and customers that we will protect the integrity of our trademark and that they can continue to have faith in the commercial laundry equipment purchased from the true LAVATEC company," said LLT President Mark Thrasher.
About Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc.
Delivering dependable commercial laundry equipment engineered for higher returns throughout their lifecycles has been the Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT) mantra for nearly three decades. Some LLT-manufactured equipment has been on the job for more than a quarter century. A rarity among manufacturers of continuous tunnel washers, LLT offers center transfer, bottom transfer and double-drum construction options, plus a full range of readily integrated, end-to-end laundry system components: washer extractors, extraction presses, centrifuges, dryers, conveyor systems, pickers, feeders, ironers and folders. Simple design, durable construction, user-friendly operation and low maintenance are hallmarks of LLT machines. A global leader with equipment in laundry operations throughout Europe, the Far East, South and North America, in the United States alone, over 6,000 LLT machines are in place. For additional information, visit www.LLTusa.com.