Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Huntsman Textile Effects wins patent suit in China
Huntsman Textile Effects wins patent suit in China
13
May '13
The Textile Effects division of Huntsman Corporation announced it has obtained a judgment from the Intermediate People's Court in Shanghai, China, against Shanghai Colva Dyestuff Industry Co., Ltd. (“Colva”), a manufacturer of textile dyes and intermediates in China, for infringing Chinese Patent No. ZL00106403.7 belonging to Huntsman. Colva is a member of Zhejiang Longsheng Group, which also has majority ownership of the Dystar Group.

In its judgment the court found Colva liable for infringing Huntsman’s Chinese Patent, by manufacturing, and selling Colvazol Super Black LC-G and Colvazol Super Black LC-R.  The order specifies that Colva is to stop infringing Huntsman’s Chinese Patent No. ZL00106403.7 and pay damages to Huntsman. Huntsman’s patent was duly registered with the State Intellectual Property Office in 2004 as a true innovation for producing deep black shades.

Colva’s infringing products, Colvazol Super Black LC-G and Colvazol Super Black LC-R, have been found at textile mills in several countries, resulting in significant commercial damage to Huntsman’s Textile Effects division. Samples of the infringing products were collected and analyzed by independent laboratories to support and substantiate the patent infringement action.

Steve Gray, Huntsman Textile Effects Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Planning said:  “Huntsman is fully committed to protecting its intellectual property rights in all countries where it operates and where its products are marketed and sold. It will continue its relentless efforts to ensure that any infringements are rigorously and legally pursued.”

“This judgment is significant, as well as being a landmark ruling for Huntsman.  It confirms to the world that the Chinese courts are ready, willing and able to protect and uphold valuable intellectual property rights of both domestic and multinational companies. This will further encourage companies like Huntsman to continue in innovative research and development of new products.” Mr Gray continues.

Huntsman’s continuous focus on innovation has enabled it to achieve better fastness properties, higher durability and functionality while achieving economic and environmental sustainability for its customers.  As a global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries, Huntsman Textile Effects currently invests five percent of its annual turnover in product innovation.

Huntsman has been granted patent protection for NOVACRON Super Black G and NOVACRON Super Black R, in many countries. Making, using, importing or selling non-Huntsman products that use Huntsman’s patented NOVACRON Super Black G and NOVACRON Super Black R chemistry in those countries is an infringing act.

Companies that operate textile dyes business, and those that source from the textile supply chain, should exercise due care to avoid any infringement risk. We would be happy to support our customers and textile value chain partners by answering any questions that they may have relating to this issue.

Huntsman

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Textile industry demands relaxation of laws from Budget

The upcoming Union Budget 2017-18 should focus on relaxing certain...

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

US sets ball rolling for withdrawal from TPP

President Donald Trump has set the ball rolling for withdrawal of the ...

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Indian cotton consumption estimated at 290 lakh bales: CAI

The domestic consumption of cotton during the crop season 2016-17...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search