Kaneka Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit in the Field of Flame-Retardant Polyester Fibers for Artificial Hair against Companies in South Korea and the United States
July 21, 2010
Northern District of Texas on July 20, 2010 (CST). The lawsuit accuses UNO & COMPANY, LTD. a South Korean Corporation, and JBS HAIR, INC. a Georgia Corporation, of infringing two of Kaneka’s U.S. patents. The patents, 7,759,429 and 7,759,430, relate to flame-retardant polyester fibers for artificial hair. In the lawsuit, Kaneka seeks damages and an injunction against future infringement.
Kaneka issued a statement that its early research in the field of flame-retardant polyester fibers brought about a successful launch of Futura® as a result of establishment of production technique in 2004. The statement emphasized that Kaneka values its intellectual property assets and is committed to protecting them against infringers.