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Cleanlink News | 4/19/2012
Tennant Granted Interim Injunction Against Karcher's False Statements About Advertising
Tennant Company announced that the Regional Court in Cologne, Germany, has granted Tennant an interim injunction against Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG. The court’s decision, effective immediately, means that Kärcher is no longer allowed to state that Tennant has weakened its ec-H2O™ advertising claims, and Kärcher must immediately remove all such statements from the Internet. If future violations to the court’s decision occur, Kärcher could be forced to pay a fine of up to €250,000 EUR (approximately $327,000 USD) to the German state.
Tennant sought and was granted the injunction after Kärcher refused Tennant’s request to cease and desist in spreading false information about Tennant’s ec-H2O advertising.
Commented Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company's president and chief executive officer: “We are pleased with the court’s actions to halt the spread of disparaging statements by a competitor. We stand behind our ec-H2O technology and the many benefits that ec-H2O provides customers worldwide.”