Kuraray / Trosifol™ takes trademark rights seriously.
On the very first day of glasstec 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for the international glass sector, in Düsseldorf, Trosifol™ employees noticed product brochures from an Asian manufacturer making illegal use of the Trosifol® SentryGlas® trademark. Kuraray, holder of the Trosifol® and SentryGlas® trademarks, thereupon took legal action against this misleading advertising.
After examining the case, Düsseldorf Regional Court issued an interim injunction in the course of the fair against this misleading advertising and against the offer for sale of possibly pirated products – on pain of a fine of up to 250,000 euros or, alternatively, imprisonment for up to six months in the event of a repeat offense. This injunction was also served on the Asian company in the course of the fair.
Overall, Trosifol™ and Kuraray attach great importance to the unique features of their products and a customers’ resultant trust – that has evolved over a period of years. The unambiguous identification of trademarks of the Kuraray Group is therefore of fundamental importance for the economic prosperity of the company as a whole. Genuine competition is only possible if products can be clearly distinguished, so that customers are given the opportunity to make a realistic comparison.
Trosifol™ is also very keen to stress that Trosifol™ is the only supplier of Trosifol® and SentryGlas® products. Tests, approvals and product-application expertise are not, of course, transferable to rival products, however similar or dissimilar they may be.
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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.
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