Robert Bosch LLC d/b/a Bosch v. Lincoln Diesel Specialties, LLC (D. Mass. 20-cv-11033).

Bosch makes fuel injectors and related car parts and sells them through a network of authorized distributers and authorized internet dealers.  The distributers are permitted to sell only to the authorized Internet dealers, who can only sell to end-users through designated websites.  The authorized resellers are further authorized to provide aftermarket service and warranties for Bosch products, such as maintenance, diagnostic and repair services.  Bosch asserts that Lincoln Diesel sells both new and remanufactured parts that it identifies as OEM Bosch Parts, but that Lincoln Diesel is not an authorized reseller of Bosch.  The complaint asserts that Lincoln Diesel obtains Bosch products as used products that have already been sold, at liquidation, or through importation from other regions of the world, and obtained or attempted to obtain products from authorized Bosch distributors or resellers in violation of the authorized parties’ agreements with Bosch.  Bosch asserts trademark infringement, tortious interference with contractual relations, and unfair competition under the laws of multiple states.  The case is before Judge Zobel.

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