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 Trademark Infringement


       Fake Philips Bulbs Disappeared from China

Owner of the Trademark: AA Company
Infringer:Individuals Ou XX and Ou XX from Zhongshan City, Guangdong       Province; Zhongshan Gu Zhen XX Lamp & Electric Plant; and
           Zhongshan Gu Zhen XX Color Printery

Facts:

The trademark “PHILIPS” of the Requestor is a worldwide-recognized well-known mark.

In 1994, the Requestor found there were a lot of fake "PHILIPS" bulbs on the market. It had been found out by investigation that two individuals were organizing the manufacture and sale of the bulbs with the mark of "PHILIPS" at Gu Zhen Town, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. It had been also found out that Zhongshan Gu Zhen XX Lamp & Electric Plant was also selling the bulbs with the “PHILIPS” mark. Another factory--- Zhongshan Gu Zhen Color Printery had printed the instruction books and carton boxes with the marks of "PHILIPS".

What the infringers did were the obvious infringing acts which had seriously harmed the Requestor's reputation and interests. Therefore, the Requestor entrusted the agent of our Company to make complaint to Zhongshan City Administration for Industry & Commerce (Zhongshan AIC).

Resolution:

With the coordination and help of Zhongshan AIC, a great amount of infringing products had been confiscated, and the fines of 300,000 yuan RMB, 30,000 yuan RMB and 10,000 yun RMB had been imposed respectively on the manufacturer and seller of the fake products as well as the factory produced the packaging boxes for the fake goods. Please see the Disposition Resolution for the details.

From then, the counterfeiting PHILIPS bulbs had been got rid of from the Chinese market. Having come this far, the fake PHILIPS bulb has never been found.
 【Decision