Leading dyestuff and chemical manufacturer DyStar has been successful in securing the destruction of 3.3 tons of textile dyes that infringed one of its patents for reactive red dyes that were detained at Mersin Free Zones following DyStar’s customs application.
The specialized Istanbul IP court subsequently granted a preliminary injunction order with the defendant agreeing to and the payment of compensation to DyStar before the court’s final verdict.
DyStar informed that the destruction took place earlier than expected on September 18, 2018, as the defendant agreed to the destruction and payment of compensation to DyStar before the final verdict of the court.
DyStar has now seized more than 100 tons of products deemed to infringe its patented stock since it introduced an anti-counterfeiting program in 2013. To implement the program Turkey has rapidly become one of the most successful jurisdictions.
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As part of the enforcement program, DyStar recorded its patents with Turkish customs, carried out training, analyzed each of the seized product samples promptly, and took action over each infringing product by initiating court proceedings where there was no settlement.
Following this effective program, 50 custom suspension notifications were notified from four customs administrations, of them, DyStar filed 14 court actions for infringement of its patents. A total of seven nullity actions against its asserted patents were received as counter-attacks, and five of these cases have already been finalized – all in favor of DyStar.
“We are a global leader in developing and providing new products, which are both cost-efficient and eco-friendly, ” said Dr. Ulrich Weingarten, DyStar’s Director of global IP.