LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. ("Chic") is determined to protect its rights in the technologies for the Smart scooter. Beginning in early August 2016, Chic issued Cease & Desist ("C&D") letters to more than a dozen retailers for Swagway, LLC ("Swagway"), demanding immediate desistance of patent infringement activities. Some retailers complied, yet others continue to sell the infringing products.
To stop the infringing activities and prevent further infringement upon Chic's property rights, on August 19, 2016 (U.S. time), Chic filed a complaint for patent infringement against Swagway in the United States Court for the Northern District of California. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP represents Chic in the lawsuit.
This is the second lawsuit Chic has initiated against Swagway products. The first one was filed in China this July after Swagway repeatedly tried to have infringing products exported to the U.S. In June 2016, Chic intercepted four containers of such products through the Customs. (http://www.chic-robot.com/en/index.php/news/info/36: Chic Intercepted Four Export Containers of Infringing Smart Boards in Shenzhen Customs.) The intercepted products bore the trademark "SWAGTRON" on both the scooters and the packages. SWAGTRON is a brand of SWAGWAY, as shown on pages 11 and 12 of the complaint filed in the Northern District of California on August 19, 2016. In July 2016, Chic again learned that Shenzhen Zhouwu Technology Co., Ltd. ("Zhouwu") attempted to export two batches (2520 units) of infringing products through Shenzhen Customs. Customs was able to timely intercept and stop the products from exiting the country after communicating with Chic. Chic then immediately filed a complaint for patent infringement against Zhouwu with the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court. The Court accepted the case on July 12th and the case is proceeding according to court schedule.
About Hangzhou Chic
Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd is a high-tech company, supported by Zhejiang University Ministry of Education Computer Aided Product Innovation, Design and Engineering Center, Zhejiang University International Design and Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Service Robots.
The CHIC self-balancing scooter, now commonly known as a 'Hoverboard' was produced under the unique idea of "Embedded Technology :: Industrial Design :: Mechanical and Electrical Integration." Now after 8 years of continuous optimization, Chic successfully developed a high quality product with stylish design appearance and sophisticated internal components.
CHIC Hoverboards are marketed under the HIGH ROLLER brand name and categorized under SMART series, CROSS series and LS series, with 22 independent intellectual property rights.
CHIC sets new standards for the precision balance control and power output. It has pioneered the use of vector equilibrium technology within the lines. Chic experts crafted a controlled environment for battery power flow and safety power off. CHIC established a new benchmark in UL product safety, successfully completing UL 2272 Safety Certification.
CHIC, is the only company with complete intellectual property rights and sustainable development capacity in China. Supported by continuous research and development capabilities, Chic provides the best self-balancing Hoverboard scooters to customers all over the world. www.chic-robot.com/en/.
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