Yamaha Motor : Lawsuit Filed Regarding Copying of Product Design (Acts of Unfair Competition)
04/05/2012| 03:10am US/Eastern
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. filed a suit against Eco Trade Co.,
Ltd. (based in Oita Prefecture, Japan) and Taiseienter Co.,
Ltd. (also based in Oita Prefecture) today in the Tokyo
District Court. This suit states that both companies'
activities, including the manufacture and sale of specific
electric motorcycles, amount to the copying of Yamaha
Motor's "Gear"* model product design and
therefore fall under the category of "acts of unfair
competition." Yamaha Motor seeks compensation as well as
an injunction against the manufacture and sale of these
Yamaha Motor had attempted to reach an amicable resolution
with both companies as to this issue through negotiation, but
was compelled to file the lawsuit as it was determined that
it would be difficult to resolve the issue through
Yamaha Motor counts its intellectual property rights as core
management resources, and will continue to vigorously
prosecute any infringement upon them that impedes an
environment of fair competition.
*Related Yamaha Motor products in this lawsuit:
"Gear" series including the "Gear BX50"
and "Gear BX50N"
This press release was issued by Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. and was initially posted at http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/news/2012/0405/lawsuit.html . It was distributed, unedited and unaltered, by noodls on 2012-04-05 09:03:50 AM. The issuer is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information contained therein.