Honda Motors loses case against Henwood Trading

DUBAI — The Dubai Court of First Instance has annulled the temporary seizure of workshops engines named Marco and G x 160, which were manufactured by Henwood Plant Equipment Trading Company.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Fri 17 Mar 2006, 10:56 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:30 PM

Honda Motor Company had alleged that Marco and G x 160 are imitation products similar to their originals produced by Honda Motor Company. Honda Motor had demanded the temporary seizure of these products.

According to the case history, while Henwood Trading Company was marketing the engines, Marco and G x 160, Honda Motor had lodged a complaint seeking their seizure. Honda alleged that both the engines were imitation products.

The Court of First Instance ordered the temporary seizure of the engines. Nevertheless, Henwood's lawyer, Samir Jafar, lodged a grievance to the judge at the Court of First Instance stating that the G x 160 are not imitation engines. He showed that the engines did not have the trademark of Honda on them.

According to the seizure report, the court stated, the representative who was appointed to check the engines did not find any imitation engines, and said that all the engines that had the trademark of Honda on them were original Honda engines.

The Court of First Instance accepted the complaint and annulled the temporary seizure of the G x 160 engines. Honda Motor appealed the verdict before the Court of Appeal, but the court upheld the lower court's verdict.

As for Marco engines, Henwood lodged a second complaint appealing for the cancellation of the seizure order. Henwood stated that these also were not imitation products.

The Court of First Instance rejected the complaint and upheld the verdict concerning the temporary seizure of Marco engines.

Henwood appealed the verdict before the Court of Appeal, and the court quashed the verdict of the lower court and cancelled the temporary seizure of Marco engines.



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