Friday, March 24, 2006

Honda Sues SIPO Because of Invalidating Design Patent Application

Derek Jiang of Xinhua Finance wrote for Forbes about Honda that has announced it will file a lawsuit against the State Intellectual Property Office. SIPO recently ruled that the exterior design patent application for Honda’s new version of the CR-V model is invalid. In the eyes of SIPO the new design was too similar to the original version, thus likely to confuse buyers.

Honda filed lawsuits against At the end of 2004, the Japanese carmaker filed lawsuits against Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co and Hebei Xinkai Automobile Manufacturing Co, at the end of 2004, alleging that they copied the exterior design of the Honda CR-V model. Currently no judgement has been made on the lawsuits.

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