Peugeot will have to pay one million euros to the Piaggio Group for plagiarism

He Piaggio Group It seems that it has finally managed to win the litigation it had with Peugeot Motorcycles Italia, for the latter infringing a European patent on a technology of the Piaggio Group applied to his three-wheeled scooter, the Piaggio MP3. Specifically, the control system that allows a three-wheeled vehicle to tilt laterally like a conventional motorcycle.

It was in 2021 when we first became aware of the lawsuit filed by the Piaggio Group in relation to this issue, which it won in the first instance after two different rulings were issued by separate courts in Paris and Milan. However, Peugeot Motorcycles appealed both court rulings, and has now finally been ordered to compensate the Piaggio Group.

The Piaggio Group is once again supported by justice

It was the Corte di Cassations, the supreme court of appeal of Italy, who finally dismissed the appeal presented by Peugeot Motocycles SAS and Peugeot Motocycles Italia, against the ruling of the Court of Milan.

The appeal of January 16, 2023, which confirmed the first instance ruling of the Court of Milan according to which, with the Peugeot Metropolis, the Peugeot entities had infringed the Italian part of a European patent of Piaggio & CSpA. Likewise, the Corte di Cassazione did not rule on the merits of the appeal filed by Peugeot Motocycles SAS and Peugeot Motocycles Italia.

Peugeot Motorcycles Italia ordered to compensate the Piaggio Group with more than 1 million euros

This set out up to six reasons, although it was rejected as inadmissible, given that the appellants had requested new investigations that the Supreme Court is prevented from carrying out, and had objected to alleged defects in the grounds of the appeal court's ruling, which the supreme court considered imprecise and non-specific.

The ruling of the court of appeal confirms the previous ruling of the Court of Appeal of Milan, ruling in favor of the Piaggio Group and prohibiting Peugeot Motocycles Italia from importing, exporting, marketing and advertising (also on the Internet) the Peugeot Metropolis.

Likewise, they force the latter to pay compensation for damages to the Italian company, estimated at a figure that exceeds one million euros.

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