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The Lycra Company wins IPR for denim products in China


Developer of innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, the Lycra Company has won intellectual property rights including patents and trademarks for denim products, from the China National Intellectual Property Administration. The company recently initiated several infringement suits related to dual core and multi-core patents for denim against third parties in China. These parties were selling fibers and goods the Lycra Company deemed to infringe on Lycra brand patents.

The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration then issued a decision in support of Lycra Company patents for two invalidity challenges. Subsequently, the Jiangsu Authority informed the company that its patent has been upheld in both these cases.

The Lycra Company also supports customers and licensees in patent challenges related to products. In two recent cases, two licensees in Europe turned to the company for technical and legal assistance for their own patent litigation defenses related to the company’s dual core patents. This assistance helped bring about wins for the licensees against the challenger, the company said. The presiding court ruled the licensees were not infringing on the other company’s patent.