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US:Ford sues firm over racing device

Ford sues firm over racing device

By Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. sued a North Carolina equipment supplier Tuesday, accusing the company of stealing trade secrets, breach of contract and trademark infringement.

The case centers on the Ford Racing Kinematics Rig - a device Ford says it developed to collect, process and display data from the chassis systems of NASCAR race cars.

According to a complaint filed in federal court in Detroit Tuesday, Ford's racing division contracted with L&H Technologies of Charlotte, N.C., last year to produce the device for Ford's exclusive use.

As part of that contract, Ford says it provided L&H with technical details for the device and worked with the supplier to develop the device. Ford also says it provided L&H with components for the rigs and loaned the supplier Ford Racing cars to test the equipment.

In its lawsuit, Ford says L&H produced the units for Ford as requested, but then began offering the same device to other NASCAR teams, using Ford's logo in its marketing materials.

"Ford contracted with L&H Technologies to produce proprietary equipment for Ford Racing," Ford spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes said. "Ford is taking appropriate steps to protect its trademarks and intellectual property."

Ford is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent L&H from selling or further developing the product and from using Ford's trademarked logos in the future. The automaker also is asking the court to order L&H to surrender all marketing materials bearing Ford logos or pertaining to the device. Ford is also seeking unspecified damages.

L&H did not return calls requesting comment on the lawsuit.

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