Inventec USA Sues Over Unauthorized of Amtech Brand
DEEP RIVER, CT – Inventec Performance Chemicals USA has filed a lawsuit in US District Court here against Optimal Services, Amtech Manufacturing and various other related entities, asserting violation of federal laws governing unfair competition, false designation of origin and false advertising, and violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practice Act, arising from the alleged unauthorized use of Inventec USA’s trademarks.
In the complaint, Inventec USA accuses a terminated distributor of the misappropriation of Inventec’s Amtech trademarks and tradenames, as well as Inventec’s entire product naming system.
Inventec alleges the distributor duplicated more than 50 product names, such as NC-559, RMA-223 and NWS-4200, which have been used by Inventec USA for years. Inventec USA has owned all such trademarks and tradenames since 2014 and has been manufacturing and selling its full AMTECH soldering portfolio from its factory located in Deep River, Connecticut.
According to Inventec, the terminated distributor’s products are being deceptively passed off as Amtech “original” products, and the company filed the lawsuit to demonstrate its commitment to safeguard the quality, safety, and authenticity of its product and to protect the integrity of the market.
Inventec USA sells its Amtech products only through authorized representatives and distributors, a list of which is available on the company’s website. Authentic Amtech products bear the mention “Inventec Performance Chemicals USA, LLC” on their upper right side.
The suit also names Amtech LLC, Amtech Distribution LLC and Mark Miller, an individual, and other unnamed defendants. (TH).