Tata Motors company Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc on Thursday filed a complaint in the US against Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and Volkswagen and demanded a ban on the import of these companies’ SUVs in the US. UK-based company Jaguar has said that its patented terrain response technology is being used in these cars, for which Jaguar has not given permission. Indian company Tata Motors bought Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in June 2008 for $ 2.3 billion.
Tata’s company Jaguar Land Rover said in its complaint filed in the US International Trade Commission that on this technology force the car can run on many types of land. This is a key technology in Jaguar’s F-Pace and Land Rover Discovery cars. Jaguar’s attorney Matthew Moore stated in his filing that JLR wants to protect itself and its American businesses from companies selling products made from stolen technology in the US.
Audi’s Q8, Q7, Q5, A6 allroad or e-tron cars can also be banned
Jaguar has demanded a ban on imports of Porsche’s Kinee, Lamborghini’s Urus, Audi’s Q8, Q7, Q5, A6 allroad or e-tron cars and VW’s Tiguar cars in the US. Jaguar said that if imports of these SUVs are banned, many other luxury midsize SUVs and compact crossover cars are available to meet demand in the US market.
Jaguar has also filed a patent lawsuit in federal court
In a patent lawsuit filed against these companies in the Federal Courts of Delaware and New Jersey, Jaguar has sought compensation for the use of the technology. Lawsuits filed in court can be temporarily stopped after the Trade Commission’s investigation begins.
JLR has got technology patent
Moore said in the filing that these companies are using technology developed by JLR. This technology is patented by JLR. These companies have not obtained permission from JLR to use these technologies.
International Trade Commission investigates faster than court
The owners of patents and trade secretaries in the US prefer the International Trade Commission because the federal district can operate faster than the court. It completes a simple test in 15–18 months. Jaguar, however, has also filed patent lawsuits against these companies in the Federal Courts of Delaware and New Jersey.
International Trade Commission has the power to stop imports
The International Trade Commission is an autonomous and quasi judicial agency. It investigates complaints from unfair trade practices such as patent theft. It cannot order compensation, but it may prohibit importation of the product into the US.