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Global Auto Care Unit of Spectrum Brands Holdings Files Patent and Trademark Infringement Lawsuit


December 9, 2015
By Business Wire News

MIDDLETON, Wis.

IDQ Operating Inc., a company in the Global Auto Care division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE: SPB), has filed a lawsuit against Aerospace Communication Holdings, Co., Ltd. in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas.

The complaint alleges that Aerospace’s sales of its AeroCool R-143a Refrigerant with Reusable Charging Hose infringe IDQ’s patent, trademark and copyrights and also constitutes unfair competition. IDQ is seeking an injunction, damages and other relief in this legal action.

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+ Decker®, Farberware®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands’ products are sold by the world’s top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 160 countries. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $4.69 billion in fiscal 2015. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
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