Michelin alleges infringement of its patented patterns
for the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Michelin LTX M/S2 tires
GREENVILLE, S.C., July 10, 2017 — Today Michelin North America, Inc., filed a lawsuit against Tire Recappers of Nashville, alleging it has infringed design patents covering the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM2 and Michelin® LTX® M/S2 tires.
Michelin filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville. The suit alleges that two tire models — the Cross Grip M/T and the All Position Highway 2 — infringe Michelin’s U.S. Patent Nos. D530,266 and D639,235.
Tire Recappers of Nashville produces and sells retread tires for the light-truck segment that includes SUVs, pick-up trucks and crossovers.
About Michelin North America
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.