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US agency to investigate Mahindra off road utility vehicle

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

A federal US regulator has decided to investigate into the off-road utility vehicle of Mahindra, which the major Indian auto manufacturer had launched in early this year.

The decision by the (USITC) Tuesday follows a complaint by the Chrysler.

Both are based out of Detroit, considered to be the world's auto capital.

In its complaint, Chrysler alleged that certain parts, design and look of Mahindra's Roxor an off-road utility vehicle was infringement of its trademarks.

The complaint alleges violations in the importation into the and sale of certain motorised vehicles and components thereof that infringe trade dress and trademarks asserted by Chrysler.

Fiat Chrysler has requested that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

USITC's will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:35 IST