Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Not So Smooth As Shampooed Hair: Copyright Font Infringement. Founder Electronics Sues P&G and Carrefour

Do you remember Founder Electronics sueing Blizzard Entertainment, August 2007 for copyright font infringement? Read here. Now the People's Daily Online reports that Founder Electronics has filed a suit against Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Guangzhou, Guangdong province and Carrefour in Beijing, also for copyright font infringement. Founder Electronics is claiming 1.478 million yuan for damages.

"Founder Group claimed that without the authorization of Founder Electronics, Proctor and Gamble (Guangzhou) used the Founder fonts “Qian style” and "Cartoon style” on its exterior packaging, product labels, product trademarks and publicity materials for 55 products it produced, including Rejoice shampoo, violating the copyrights of the Founder Electronics font collection."

Read the People's Daily Online article here.
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