Jaguar moves to stop Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and Volkswagen SUV imports – Roadshow

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JLR needs to place a cease to alleged IP infringement.


Jaguar-Land Rover just isn’t pleased with Volkswagen Group. The German conglomerate’s Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and Volkswagen manufacturers are within the sizzling seat after JLR filed a grievance on Thursday with the US Worldwide Commerce Fee, Bloomberg reported. The British automaker, which is owned by the Indian metal large Tata, seeks to dam the US import of quite a few SUVs within the course of.

JLR alleges that Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and Volkswagen all use a JLR-patented Terrain Response system with out permission and named the know-how as a key system in its F-Pace and Discovery SUVs. 

The automaker informed Roadshow in a press release, “As a matter of coverage, Jaguar-Land Rover doesn’t touch upon ongoing authorized disputes, nonetheless defending our Mental Property is one thing we take very significantly.” VW Group didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the matter.

Ought to the British automaker discover success within the grievance, it will block VW Group from importing a variety of worthwhile SUVs. They embody the Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus, Audi’s line of Q SUVs and the electrical E-Tron vary.

The USITC investigation is ongoing, although JLR additionally reportedly filed two lawsuits looking for compensation over the German automaker’s alleged use of the system. Simply do not anticipate a bunch of SUVs to abruptly disappear, a monetary settlement in court docket is much extra possible.

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Sean Szymkowski