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Go-Ped Sues Auto Parts Retailer

September 7, 2004
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Patmont Motor Works, Inc., the creator of the Go-Ped scooter brand, has filed a lawsuit against CSK Auto Inc., the Delaware-based owner of Checker Auto Parts, Schuck’s Auto Supply and Kragen Auto Parts.
Patmont, based in Minden, Nev., alleges that CSK sold motorized scooters made in China which infringe on Patmont trademarks and copyrights. Filed by Patmont attorneys Senator William J. Raggio and William D. McCann, the suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Last March, Patmont filed a federal suit charging the Chinese Government and an association of Chinese companies with Unfair Trade Practices and Conspiracy to Restrain Trade under Anti-trust laws. On July 16, Federal District Judge Howard McKibben issued an injunction prohibiting the importation of infringing gas and electric motorized scooters from China, Taiwan and Korea.
Phoenix-based CSK Auto Corp. is the parent company of CSK Auto Inc., traded on the New York Stock Exchange under symbol “CAO”. As of Aug. 1, CSK operated 1,123 stores in 19 states.
Patmont Motor Werks is a family- owned and operated company. Patmont’s Go-Ped branded products are available through a dedicated network of dealers in North America, Europe, Asia Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, and on the Internet at www.goped.com.

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