By Judgment of 2 December 2009, the Shanghai Civil People’s Court of China ordered local Cabax to stop manufacturing the infringing Spiral Conveyor and to pay damage compensation. The perception that one cannot put a hold on copies of Western equipment by local Chinese manufacturers has been proven to be untrue. Over the last years and supported by the WTO membership of China, the Chinese law became more open for foreign companies to successfully file their complaints relating to patent infringements.
Although the lawsuit took more than a year, AmbaFlex International bv from Holland won the infringement case concerning a one-to-one copy manufactured by their former reseller Shanghai Cabax Engineering Co. Ltd. The case was well-prepared and pleaded by CCPIT Patent Law Office Beijing.
It’s not the first time that the well-accepted and successful AmbaFlex Spiral Conveyor has been the subject of copying. Many cases have been won or settled in early cases in Europe and the USA but to win a Chinese court case is a climax.
AmbaFlex International bv
Zwaag, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 229 285130