Yvolution, the global supplier of the Y Fliker scooter, has won a victory in China to protect its patent and IP rights.
In 2015 Yvolution commenced legal actions in China against a number of companies who were manufacturing copies of the Y Fliker in various Chinese locations.
In advance of a decisive ruling in its favour, Yvolution came to an agreement in February 2016 with infringers Yilien and Aodi separately, to cease production and supply and to pay compensation.
The action was undertaken by the company in order to make a strong statement about the protection of its IP rights.
CEO Fintan McDonald said in a statement: “We are happy that the court system in China has been so supportive of our desire to protect our patent rights. We would like to thank Hogan Lovells for its contribution to this ongoing fight against infringers. We are continuing to work with Hogan Lovells to enforce the seizure of copies of our products from factories and ports.”
Yvolution is investing heavily in stopping copies of its products, and is actively implementing a cease and desist policy on a global basis. “Working with our international legal team, we will prosecute any organisation that manufacturers, distributes or sells copies of our products, regardless of size or jurisdiction,” Fintan added. “This is only the start of the process for us, and we intend to actively pursue all legal avenues in order to protect our IP rights globally.”
“We will continue to work with our partners Hogan Lovells the top legal firm for IP protection in Asia to aggressively monitor and pursue companies who attempt to infringe our IP rights,” said Fintan. “It is very important to us not just to protect our products and our brand, but also to ensure that consumers are receiving the quality and safety they deserve.”