TVS can now manufacture and sell 'Flame': MHC

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TVS Flame
Chennai, May 20: The Madras High Court lifter an order of injunction which restrained TVS Motors from using internal combustion engine with three valves and two spark plugs on Monday, May 18. Now the company can manufacture and market its 125 CC 'Flame' motorcycle in its original form.

TVS now sells 'Flame' under a completely different technology as against the original one. In a petition filed earlier Bajaj Auto Ltd had accused TVS of copying its patented technology. Bajaj claimed that though it had patent for an internal combustion engine with four stroke, two plugs and two valves configuration, TVS had infringed the rights as it had planned a new motorcycle with similar technology. On Feb 16, 2008, a single judge restrained TVS from using the technology on its new bike model.

While Bajaj obtained patent for its engine, TVS said it possessed licence for the same technology from AVL of Austria.

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