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|"IMB 2009" (World of Textile Processing) was held in Cologne, Germany|
IMB 2009 was held for four days from April 21st to 24th, 2009 at Cologne exhibition center, Germany. The IMB exhibition is regarded as one of the three major exhibitions in the world along with JIAM (Japan) and CISMA (China).
The fair had 509 exhibitors from 34 countries and about 20 thousand visitors from 100 countries.
JUKI had 612m2 booth area having 6 corners for industrial sewing machines (IE Support, Apparel, Knit, AMS, LHD, and Customer Support) with 46 models including 24 new models.
Coming soon models such as DDL-9000B, MF Semi-Dry Head, and automated machines such as AE, APW, AMS gained a lot of attention from visitors. For household sewing machine, we exhibited 10 models including three models of new EXCEED series and gathered a lot of visitors.
|Victory in Design Right Infringement Case in China Involving "JUKI" Industrial Sewing Machines|
JUKI Corporation sued in China two companies, Typical Sewing Machine Wanping Machinery Co., Ltd. and Suzhou Wanping Sewing Equipment Co., Ltd., for design right infringements involving industrial sewing machines. We hereby notify you that rulings have been finally issued in favor of JUKI Corporation, acknowledging the design right infringement.
JUKI Corporation strives daily to promote technological innovation in order to achieve customer satisfaction, and the beautiful and smart appearance designs for our products, recognized as proof of our sophisticated technology, have allowed us to succeed in winning our customers' trust in the "JUKI" Brand. The rulings issued in favor of JUKI Corporation in three recent cases are evidence of this.
In May 2007, JUKI Corporation established an Intellectual Property Department in JUKI (CHINA) CO., LTD., a subsidiary in China that engages in activities to protect our intellectual property rights and as such works to detect infringements in China. So far, we have filed intellectual property infringement lawsuits in China sixteen times (including these recent three cases). In eight of these cases, rulings were issued; in most cases in our favor. At present, we have discovered the existence of infringements committed by several entities, and we will further enhance our measures and continue our activities to prevent the spread of products infringing our intellectual property rights and protect the principle of fair market competition.
Content of Judgments
1. In June 2008, we sued Suzhou Wanping Sewing Equipment Co., Ltd., alleging that the design of their unison-feed lockstitch machine (BAOJIA Brand, BJ-1541) closely resembled our LU-1500 Series. After the first instance judgment, the Beijing High People's Court issued a second instance judgment acknowledging the infringement as of December 18, 2008 [Final Judgment of the High People's Court, File No. 1374 (2008)].
2. In June 2008, we sued Suzhou Wanping Sewing Equipment Co., Ltd., alleging that the design of their cylinder-bed unison-feed lockstitch machine (BAOJIA Brand, BJ-1341) closely resembled our LS-1340 Series. After the first instance judgment, the Beijing High People's Court issued a judgment acknowledging the infringement as of December 18, 2008 [Final Judgment of the High People's Court, File No. 1375 (2008)].
3. In December 2008, we sued Typical Sewing Machine Wanping Machinery Co., Ltd., alleging that the design of their unison-feed lockstitch machine (TYPICAL Brand, TW1-1541) closely resembled our LU-1500 Series. The Beijing No.2 Intermediate People's Court issued a second instance judgment acknowledging the infringement as of May 15, 2009 [First Instance Judgment of the No. 2 Intermediate People's Court, File No. 923 (2009)].
|JUKI LU-1500 Series||TYPICAL TW1-1541: The subject of a lawsuit for itsinvolving its alleged closeresemblance that was filed andwon by JUKI Corporation|