ELGIN, Ill.--()--Patent infringements and plagiarism represent major problems in China, especially for the manufacturers of brand products. The HARTING Technology Group has taken resolute action against a Chinese company that had copied its connectors.
Following in-depth investigations, HARTING, the Espelkamp, Germany headquartered company took recourse to the Shanghai Second Intermediate Court and initiated legal proceedings for damage and injunction in connection with patent infringements. After proceedings of only four months the Shanghai court passed a judgment confirming the patent infringement and sentencing the respective manufacturer to discontinue the production and sales of the counterfeit products, as well as imposing the payment of damages.
The court judgment is an important positive signal for the HARTING Technology Group, as this action not only weakens the market position of the opponent, but also issues a warning to current and future patent infringers. HARTING is a globally active company and holds a particularly strong position on Asian markets. The Technology Group has filed patents in China since the beginning of the nineties, although their actual enforceability has been doubtful to date. The outcome of the recent proceedings demonstrates that intellectual property is also being protected in China in the meantime. In taking resolute action, HARTING has clearly demonstrated that the company will assert its intellectual property rights internationally and will not hesitate to take recourse to all respective legal measures – now and in future.
The HARTING Technology Group is skilled in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission and networking, as well as in manufacturing, mechatronics and software creation. HARTING uses these skills to develop customized solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission applications including, for example, mechanical engineering, rail technology, wind energy plants, factory automation and the telecommunications sector. More information about HARTING or its line of interconnection technology can be found at www.HARTING.com or by calling 847-741-1500.