Warn Industries wins copyright case for PullzAll in China

Posted on 3 Feb 2015 by Tim Brown

The makers of the PullzAll hand-held tool, Oregon-based Warn Industries, has won a decisive ruling in a Chinese court against two companies which had infringed on its copyright.

The court determined that two Chinese companies had infringed on patents of Warn Industries’ PullzAll product and ordered the Chinese companies to immediately stop making, selling or offering the infringed product.

The judgment by the Beijing Number 3 Intermediate People’s Court found that the two companies – Ningbo Samlo Machinery and Beijing TenglieHengxin Hoisting Machinery – had copied Warn’s patents and sold the illegal products in a number of countries, including Australia, the United States, Sweden, and the Netherlands, among others.

“We wanted to send a clear and unambiguous message that we will not tolerate the manufacture or sale of products that infringe on our patents and intellectual property,” said company president John Stransky.

“Warn spends a great deal of time in the design of products that our customers trust and know will be of exceptional quality,” he said. “We will enforce our patents rather than allow any inferior products on the market purported to be the same as a WARN® product.”

Established in 1948 and headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon, Warn Industries is the leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing reliable, high-performance winches, locking hubs and a full line of off-road equipment and accessories.

Warn developed the PullzAll several years ago to answer a need from a number of different market segments. With a pulling and hoisting capability of 1,000 pounds, it is used by hunters, DIYers, contractors, farmers and ranchers, and many others.