Bridgestone wins China Supreme Court ruling in case against Triangle Tyre

Tokyo – China’s Supreme People’s Court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone Corp. in a lawsuit alleging infringement of the company’s tire tread design rights by Chinese tire maker Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd.

According to a 9 Dec Bridgestone release, Triangle had been manufacturing and selling tires in China using a tread pattern for studless winter tires for which the Japanese tire-maker holds “exclusive design rights”.

In October 2013, Bridgestone filed a lawsuit with the Intermediate People’s Court in Changchun, China, in which it claimed design rights…

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