LAS VEGAS, NV â€“ PennEngineeringÂ® (Danboro, PA) has initiated a federal infringement action against Dongguan Fenggang Pinconn Hardware Factory (trading as â€śPinconnâ€ť). The complaint alleges patent infringement, trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and counterfeiting under United States law, as well as common law trademark infringement and unfair competition. PennEngineering alleged that a total of at least nine patents and trademarks were being infringed, including PennEngineeringâ€™s famous PEMÂ® family of trademarks. PennEngineering served the complaint on Pinconn at Pinconnâ€™s trade show booth on October 18, 2017, during the annual International Fastener Expo here.
Simultaneously, PennEngineering served Pinconn with a Preliminary Injunction Order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and effected removal of all Pinconnâ€™s signage, advertising materials, and infringing product at its trade show booth. The Pennsylvania Court Order enjoined Pemco Hardware Inc., Dongguan Fenggang Pemco Hardware Factory, and Shenzhen Pemco Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. (collectively â€śPemcoâ€ť) from commercializing similar infringing products.
The Order was enforced against Pinconn because the Order applied to corporations and companies â€śacting in concert withâ€ť Pemco. Pinconnâ€™s website showed the close relationship between Pinconn and Pemco. The Pennsylvania Court Order was issued as the result of Pemcoâ€™s failure to respond to an infringement complaint filed in Pennsylvania or to appear at a preliminary injunction hearing in Pennsylvania.
These actions are part of an ongoing strategy by PennEngineering to zealously protect its intellectual property rights, including patents, brand names, product markings, logos, copyrights, etc. PennEngineering invests heavily in innovation to provide customers with leading-edge products. These actions are aimed at protecting PennEngineering customers by assuring they are receiving genuine PEMÂ® products.
Internationally recognized and respected fastener and installation equipment brands under the PennEngineering umbrella include PEMÂ®, microPEMÂ®, PEMSERTERÂ®, PROFILÂ®, AtlasÂ®, PennAutoâ„˘, LinkToolâ„˘ Group, and HeycoÂ®.
For more information, contact Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineeringÂ®, 5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro, PA 18916-1000 USA. Tel: +1-800-237-4736 (toll-free in the U.S.) and +1-215-766-8853. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.pemnet.com.