Zamperla wins court ruling against two China firms

By | June 19, 2014

ZAMPERLA_logoORLANDO, Fla. — Antonio Zamperla SpA of Vicenza, Italy and Zamperla Inc. of Boonton, N.J., U.S.A. announce that the ride company has successfully prevailed in separate lawsuits against two manufacturers of amusement rides.

The suits asserted that Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment Co., Ltd and Zhongshan Golden Dragon Amusement Equipment Company Co., Ltd, both of China, wrongfully engaged in unfair competition and patent infringement in violation of United States Federal law, and deceptive trade practices under Florida law. The United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida (Orlando Division) entered permanent injunctions against both China companies which forbid them from selling or attempting to sell counterfeits, copies, or confusingly similar rides to Zamperla’s Disk’O, Moto Coaster, Power Surge, Rockin’ Tug and Jump Around amusement rides.

Commenting on the court ruling, Zamperla SpA’s President and owner Alberto Zamperla told Amusement Today said, “We invest a great deal of time, money and creativity in order to visualize, engineer and bring to market beautiful, innovative, safe and thrilling rides. We will not and cannot tolerate other companies infringing on our works. We are pleased to have resolved these lawsuits and we will continue to protect our company and the public from rides which appear to be Zamperla equipment, but which were not engineered or manufactured to our standards.”

Thomas Sheehan, The Sheehan Firm PC in Cary, Ill, was Zamperla’s legal counsel in these two cases.