Nokia Initiates Product Design Lawsuit
Jun 29, 2006
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Mobile phone equipment maker Nokia initiated a civil litigation in Beijing, China against two companies for manufacturing and selling mobile phones that copy the proprietary and legally protected industrial designs of the Nokia 7260 mobile phone model.

The two defendants are Shenzhen Telsda Mobile Communication Industry Developing Co. Ltd and Song Xun Da Zhong Ke Electronic (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, both of whom are Chinese phone manufacturers based in Shenzhen, China.

Nokia has also named the distributors of the mobile phones, Beijing Tongwanbao Commerce & Trade Co. Ltd An Wai Avenue No. 2 Branch and Beijing Xin Tongwanbao Commerce & Trade Co. Ltd, as co-defendants in the case.

In its complaint, Nokia requests the Court to order the defendants to cease manufacturing and selling the mobile phones that copy the protected designs and pay monetary damages and costs.

The lawsuit is now being handled by the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court, which accepted the case on June 12, 2006.

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