ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing -- A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone in an intellectual property case involving Chaoyang Longmarch Tyre Co., Ltd. As a result, said Bridgestone, Longmarch Tyre stopped manufacturing and selling the infringing products, and paid damages to Bridgestone.
In December 2006, Bridgestone began legal action against Longmarch Tyre concerning design patent infringement in some truck and bus radial tyre. Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled in favor of Bridgestone in March 2007. Longmarch Tyre was ordered to stop manufacturing and selling the infringing products, and to pay damages to Bridgestone. As Longmarch Tyre did not file an appeal, the ruling became effective. .
However, Longmarch Tyre failed to fulfil the obligations within the time allotted by the court. Bridgestone therefore requested that the court enforce the ruling in June 2007. The enforce bureau of People's Court in Longcheng District, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province was entrusted to carry out this responsibility and concluded enforcement proceedings in December 2007.
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