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Tennant granted interim injunction against Kärcher over ec-H2O claims17th of April 2012
Tennant Company, manufacturer of the ec-H2O cleaning system, has been granted an interim injunction by the regional court in Cologne, Germany against Kärcher - its competitor company that has brought lawsuits over Tennant's claims about the technology.
The court's decision, which is effective immediately, means that Kärcher is no longer able to state that Tennant has weakened its ec-H2O advertising claims, and Kärcher must immediately remove all such statements from the internet.
If future violations to the court's decision occur, Kärcher could be forced to pay a fine of up to 250,000 euros to the German state.
Chris Killingstad, Tennant's president and chief executive officer commented on the verdict: "We are pleased with the court's actions to halt the spread of disparaging statements by a competitor. We stand behind our ec-H2O technology."