OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. of Rome, Georgia won a recent appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against West Worldwide Services, Inc. and its owner Sam West. The Ninth Circuit affirmed a Preliminary Injunction from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington prohibiting Mr. West and his companies from making any commercial use of OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. Outrigger trade dress tread design as defined in U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,220,169. OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. and its related companies have sued West Worldwide Services, Inc. and Mr. West for trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and related causes of action resulting from West’s manufacture, importation and sales of tires alleged to be counterfeits of OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. well-known Outrigger. A jury trial of the matter is set for November, 2015.