Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH (LLT) and its USA subsidiary Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc have won another important ruling in their trademark infringement lawsuit against the company formerly known as Lavatec Inc.

In a ruling filed on November 13 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill has enjoined the defendant, the company formerly known as Lavatec Inc. from its continuing infringement of LLT’s exclusive "Lavatec" trademark. The decision supports a 22-page ruling the US District Court issued in favour of Lavatec Laundry Technology GmbH on 5 September this year.

The order now prevents the defendant from using the Lavatec name or logo as a trademark, company name or trade name in the manufacture or sales of any products, advertising, promotion, or offer to sell.

It also prohibits the defendant’s use of the web sites at and or any other variation thereof.

Mark Thrasher, president of Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc (pictured) welcomed the District Court’s ruling. "This is another important step in the process and we are pleased with the ruling. It defines for our industry and customers that we will protect the integrity of our trademark and that they can continue to have faith in the commercial laundry equipment purchased from the true Lavatec company."

Following the District Judge’s latest ruling, LCNi contacted the defendant and received the following statement.
"Our group is obviously disappointed in the decision of the judge," said Bruce Burmann, vice president, sales Voss Laundry Solutions. "We have changed our name to "Voss Laundry Solutions".
"This is a change in name only, the corporate entity, management and employees all remain in place. We will continue to serve the industry professionally as we have for the past 27 years supplying machinery, parts and service to a variety of customers worldwide.
"We invite you to our future website,, now under construction for further details and our story. We thank our loyal customers in advance for their continued support."