Bridgestone wins trademark infringement lawsuit in China

Comments Email

GUANGDONG, China (Jan. 24, 2014) — Bridgestone Corp. has won a victory in a trademark infringement lawsuit against two Chinese tire makers.

In December 2013, according to a Bridgestone Jan. 24 press release, the Guangdong Higher People’s Court rejected the appeal by Momentum Star Tyre Co. and its affiliate Hangzhou Hangyou Rubber Products Co. Ltd. of a lower court decision to award an unstated amount of damages to Bridgestone.

Bridgestone filed its lawsuit against Momentum and Hangyou in October 2010. Bridgestone claimed the Chinese companies violated its trademark by manufacturing and selling tires bearing a “BESTTONE” logo.

“The Bridgestone Group is committed to protecting its intellectual property, and will continue to take aggressive action in the courts and before regulators to dispute any unauthorized use or infringement of Bridgestone trademarks or other intellectual properties,” Bridgestone said.

More Polls>

TB Reader Poll

Previous | Published April 9, 2015

What tactic do you use when buying a new vehicle?

I'm loyal to a particular auto dealership and buy from it
5%
I stick to a certain car maker
12%
I look at a number of options and take my time
16%
I research what I want and what I will pay for it
43%
I go out and will buy in the first day or two
3%
I only buy used vehicles
21%

Explore the tire

Pirelli’s newest UHP tire – the P Zero™ All Season Plus