Smoore complains to US on copyrights

Finance | Karen Ng 15 Oct 2021

Chinese e-cigarette device maker Smoore International (6969) filed a complaint to the United States International Trade Commission against 38 American and Canadian enterprises and individuals for copyright infringement.

The vaping device manufacturer said the alleged parties violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, in which certain products, oil-vaping cartridges and components contain the same features as Smoore's products.

The alleged parties have infringed three patents and one trademark right of Smoore's exclusive FEELM ceramic coil conductor technology, according to the state-controlled National Business Daily.

It is the first time a China-based company is the sole complainant of a section 337 complaint to international enterprises, National Business Daily reported.

Smoore requests the commission issue a limited exclusion order to US customs to ban the importation of the alleged products to the United States, and cease and desist orders to prohibit the sale of the infringing products in the country.

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