the Chinese companies were displaying and selling knock-offs of several of its patented aftermarket parts. Those parts included replacement hood latches, light mount assemblies and front grilles for the Jeep Wrangler.
Later on in the day, as part of the same investigation, six additional booths belonging to other Chinese aftermarket parts were shut down at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo as well.
The companies have been identified as:
Changzhou Jiulong Auto Lamps Factory, Guangzhou Vcan Electronic Technology Co., Maxgrand Ltd., Sanmak Lighting Co., Shenzen Unisun Technology Co., and Unity 4wd Accessories Co.
In its suit, Omix says that the Chinese companies infringed upon a number of its patents and trademarks when they attempted to advertise and sell their own products on the SEMA and AAPEX show floors. Omix makes the case for false designation of origin and unfair competition and demands a trial by jury.
There is a preliminary hearing set to occur on November 10.
Here are some photos of the raid, sent in by a helpful reader.