Posted February 07, 2018 02:24:08 A toxic industry trade association says a new lawsuit against the toxic chemical manufacturing company Sarco Chemical Industries is a victory for all parties.
In April, a U.S. District Court judge in California issued a temporary restraining order barring Sarco from operating in the state.
Sarco was founded in the United Kingdom and operates its chemical manufacturing business in China.
In a filing with the U.K. Supreme Court, Sarco claimed it was unable to compete with U.D.C.
Pasadena-based Sarco alleges that U.C.-Berkeley chemicals and chemicals companies have illegally used its name and logos in products including a variety of consumer goods.
The company has filed a petition for a preliminary injunction that would keep Sarco’s operations in California in place.
Sarcomchemical is based in the U,S.
and is a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., a company that was founded by billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
SarCO Industries said in a statement on Monday that it is disappointed in the decision and that it will seek an appeal to the U of C.
Petitioners’ attorney, David Zwier, said that while the court’s decision is a good step, it is important to note that the court did not address the underlying issues in the case.
He added that he plans to appeal the ruling.
In a statement, Dow Chemical said it welcomes the UC-Berkeley ruling as a positive step toward addressing the concerns raised by the plaintiffs in the Sarco litigation.
We will continue to vigorously defend our trademarks and brand and we look forward to the court allowing us to continue to operate in California, where our products are manufactured, in compliance with California law.
Sarco is owned by the European Union-based chemical industry group ENISA, which is also the global leader in chemical manufacturing.
In an email to The Associated Press, an ENISA spokesperson said the group is disappointed by the UCC decision but does not intend to appeal it.
ENISA did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated State News.
Dow Chemical said in the statement that it welcomes this step to protect its brands and brands of its products and that we will continue our efforts to protect the intellectual property rights of our companies and to continue expanding our business globally.
The company said it will continue its ongoing legal actions against Sarco.
In March, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled that Sarco violated federal environmental law by using its name, brand and trademarks to sell chemicals, even though they were not legally linked to Sarco or the chemicals it was producing.