Induction of Xiaofeixian's copyright infringement case
- Spin Master sues Character Options Ltd / Brix N'Clix and China's Starfly factory for infringement of the copyright of Flutterbye® Flying Fairy. Toronto and Los Angeles, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's largest children's toy and entertainment company And Spin Master Ltd., a global leader in flying toys, announced today that the company has filed a civil lawsuit against Character Options Ltd and Brix n'Clix (hereinafter collectively referred to as the 'defendants') in the High Court of Justice in London. The lawsuit aims to prohibit the defendant from marketing and selling the 'Sky Dancers Starfly' toy (Spin Master claimed that the toy violated its right to protect the best-selling Flutterbye® Flying Fairy), and to prevent the defendant from infringing upon Spin Master’s knowledge property. Flutterbye® Flying Fairy is an aerial flying doll controlled by palm induction. The lawsuit alleges that Starfly's toys and packaging copied its best-selling Flutterbye® Flying Fairy and packaging, and the overall appearance of the two is the same. The lawsuit also seeks to turn over or destroy the defendant’s inventory of all similar-looking Starfly toys; and the defendant shall be responsible or compensate for the profits they obtain through Starfly toys, including statutory damages for flagrant infringement and Spin Master’s litigation costs. In addition to the lawsuits filed in the UK against Character Options and Brix n Clix, Spin Master also filed a lawsuit against Zhongshan Taibao Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. and its related toy factory Da'ao Chuangyou Electronics Factory. These two target institutions were found to produce 'Starfly'. Copyright and utility model patent infringement claims were filed in Zhongshan Intermediate People's Court on April 9, 2014; direct evidence and asset preservation were filed on May 12, 2014. Flutterbye® Flying Fairy has taken the world by storm and has won many awards and honors, including two Toy of the Year nominations from the Toy Industry Association. While the Flutterbye® fairy toy series was successful, Spin Master had to sue Starfly toy developers and distributors Brix n Clix, Rehco LLC, and CYI Inc. in a US court, and solve the problem of counterfeit goods around the world. In recent weeks, Spin Master filed a lawsuit against two counterfeit companies in China. The company recently took the Starfly factory to court, resolutely defending its rights. Christopher Harrs, Spin Master’s general counsel, said: “Spin Master has identified the manufacturer and distributor of infringing Starfly products. We have filed a lawsuit against Brix n Clix and its partner Recho in the United States. Spin Master has now sued the Chinese manufacturer of Starfly. , And filed a lawsuit in Europe against Brix n'Clix and its British distributor Character Options Ltd.. I think we have proven that Spin Master will hunt down companies that misappropriate our intellectual property rights for their own profit. As we continue By increasing the protection of intellectual property rights, we will actively defend our rights throughout Europe and the rest of the world.'