Posted on July 10, 2017

Michelin North America Files Lawsuit Against Tire Recappers of Nashville


Michelin alleges infringement of its patented patterns

for the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Michelin LTX M/S2 tires

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 10, 2017 Today Michelin North America, Inc., filed a lawsuit against Tire Recappers of Nashville, alleging it has infringed design patents covering the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM2 and Michelin® LTX® M/S2 tires.

Michelin filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville. The suit alleges that two tire models — the Cross Grip M/T and the All Position Highway 2 — infringe Michelin’s U.S. Patent Nos. D530,266 and D639,235.

Tire Recappers of Nashville produces and sells retread tires for the light-truck segment that includes SUVs, pick-up trucks and crossovers.

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


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