Peavey-Behringer Legal Battle
Peavey has initiated multiple legal actions against Behringer for various intellectual property issues, including patent infringement, false marking, trademark infringement and unfair competition.
The Behringer-related entities currently involved in these suits include: Music Group Services LU SARL, a corporation currently located on Mauritius (an island off the coast of Madagascar); Music Group Services US, Inc., a Washington state corporation; Behringer International GmbH, a German corporation; Behringer Holdings (PTE) Ltd., a Singapore company; Red Chip Company Ltd., a British Virgin Islands corporation; Behringer USA Inc., a Washington state corporation; and Behringer Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH, a German corporation.
Peavey filed a lawsuit in 2009 against Behringer in U.S. District Court in New Jersey for patent infringement, federal and common law trademark infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution and unfair competition relating to, among other things, Peavey’s Feedback Locating System. More recently, Peavey filed an action against Behringer in the Southern District of Mississippi, accusing Behringer of infringing a patent relating to the Peavey Messenger portable sound system.
Behringer filed a lawsuit against Peavey in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington.
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