Piaggio Group Wins Infringement Suit Against Mahindra-Owned Peugeot Motorcycles

Mahindra-claimed Peugeot Motorcycles has been fined 1.5 million Euros, and is banned from selling the Metropolis in France and Italy. 

The Peugeot Metropolis three-wheeled bike has been prohibited from deal in France and Italy 


  • The Peugeot Metropolis bike prohibited from deals in France, Italy 

  • Peugeot Motorcycles can offer against the boycott and 1.5 million Euro fine 

  • The Piaggio Group says the inclining 3W tech is protected by it 

Mahindra-claimed Peugeot Motorcycles has been informed that it should quit selling the Metropolis three-wheeled bike in France and Italy. Peugeot Motorcycles has likewise been approached to pay a weighty fine of 1.5 million Euros by a court in France, notwithstanding further punishments for encroachment and legitimate costs. The Piaggio Group appears to have won the main case of patent encroachment suits against Peugeot Motorcycles in Paris and Milan. Both the Tribunal Judiciaire of Paris and the Court of Milan had seen Peugeot Motorcycles as blameworthy of encroaching an European patent on the innovation of the Piaggio MP3 three-wheeled bike with the Peugeot Metropolis model. 

Simply last year, Mahindra-Owned Peugeot Motocycles' Metropolis was added to France's Presidential Fleet 

The patent being referred to is claimed by the Piaggio Group, and identifies with the control framework that empowers a three-wheel vehicle to shift sideways like a customary cruiser. The decision of the Paris court likewise disallows Peugeot Motorcycles on French an area from delivering, advancing, promoting, bringing in, trading, utilizing and additionally having any three-wheel bike that utilizes the control framework protected by the Piaggio Group (counting the Piaggio Metropolis). 

The Piaggio Group has won a patent encroachment suit which contends that the patent for the control framework which takes into account the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 bike to incline like a regular bikes is possessed by the Piaggio Group, and can't be utilized in the Peugeot Motorcycles in the Metropolis. 

The Court of Milan has denied Peugeot Motorcycles on Italian domain from bringing in, trading, promoting and publicizing (disconnected and on the web) the Peugeot Metropolis, with a fine of 6,000 Euros set up for each vehicle sold following a term of 30 days from the declaration of the sentence. Peugeot Motocycles should likewise pull out all fake vehicles from deal in Italy inside 90 days, on punishment of installment of an extra fine of 10,000 Euros for each day of deferral in executing the request. 

The Piaggio Group's plan of the notable Vespa bike is generally replicated across the world, including by a few Chinese brands. 

The Piaggio Group has been at the cutting edge of dispatching legitimate activity against a few producers it feels has encroached on its licensed innovation. The majority of these suits have been focussed on various Chinese makers that utilized the notorious Vespa for motivation, however decisions have so far just prohibited these brands from selling their items in the European market. 

The suit against Peugeot Motorcycles is viewed as an obvious indicator that the Piaggio Group will battle it out for encroachments on its protected innovation. The suits against Peugeot Motorcycles are important for a more extensive scope of exercises against forging sought after by the Piaggio Group for quite a long time, including persistent observing of contender items and of global patent information bases. Peugeot Motorcycles can request against both these decisions, however it's as yet not known how the Mahindra-possessed brand chooses to take its next course in this fight with the Piaggio Group.

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