Sunstar Announces Filing of Patent Infringement Action in Germany Against Bafang

On 19 August 2014, Sunstar Giken Kabushiki Kaisha and Sunstar Singapore Pte Ltd (Sunstar) filed a court action against Suzhou Bafang Electric Motor Science Technology Co., Ltd. (Bafang) for infringement of the German part of its European patent EP 2 143 628, by Bafang’s electric mid-motor “BBS01″. Sunstar claims injunctive relief and damages from Bafang. The complaint was filed with the Regional Court Düsseldorf (court docket 4a O 82/14) and served on Bafang during the Eurobike 2014 tradeshow, which is held from August 26 to 30 in Friedrichshafen.

“We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard our investments made in bringing innovative products and services to market. We will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our products,” says Yoshihiro Kaneda, CEO of Sunstar Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Sunstar has been providing research-based products and services in 90 countries for over 80 years. The Company was founded in 1932 in Japan as a manufacturer and seller of rubber glue for bicycle inner tubes. Over the past several decades, Sunstar evolved into a diversified organization well beyond adhesives and oral health. Today, under the motto “Always strive to help people everywhere achieve better health and enhance their quality of life,” Sunstar provides high-value-added products and services in the areas of oral care, health and beauty, as well as the chemical and E-Bike industries.

Sep 03 2014

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