China is working hard to throw off a reputation for copycat hardware, but a public showdown between U.S. authorities and a Chinese company at CES this week didn’t help.

U.S. Federal Marshals reportedly raided the booth of a Chinese electric skateboard startup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, seizing a number of the one-wheeled products.

The infringement complaint comes from Future Motion, makers of the Onewheel scooter, which bears a striking resemblance to the confiscated product made by Changzhou First International Trade Co. The American company filed a complaint in Vegas followed by a court hearing over the phone that permitted the raid and restraining order.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com