OFFICIAL RELEASE : GIMEX INTERNATIONAL WINS COURT DECISION FOR ITS ICONIC BRAND ICE.BAG®
We are glad to inform you that the Patents County Court of England & Wales rendered a Judgment on July, 20th 2012 in favor of GIMEX INTERNATIONAL Company.
The Judge found that Gimex’s Community Design number 615057-0001, registered for our ‘ice bucket bag’ (bottle cooler by ice and water) sold in Europe under the brand name Ice bag® is valid until 2026 throughout the European Union.
The judge confirmed that our Ice bag®, despite its simplicity, is an innovative and new product.
The decision included a finding that our Ice bag® design was infringed by the Defendants’ products called “Chill bag”, during their attempted importation into the United Kingdom. The judge then granted an injunction to forbid the Defendants, Chillbag Company Limited and Kiki’s Import & Export Limited, from distributing the infringing Chill bag products anywhere in the EU.
The summary note of the Judgment is available at: http://class-99.blogspot.fr/2012/07/another-case-of-cool-and-this-time-its.html.
The enforcement of our Intellectual property rights is very important for GIMEX INTERNATIONAL Company and its customers, who expect genuine quality products. We are very pleased about the recognition of our innovative registered design by the English Court.
We thank you, dear costumer, for your support and loyalty to our product. We wanted to share this good news with all of you, who have made Ice bag® a successful product.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you need more information at www.icebag.com.
References of the Judgment:
Patents County Court, England and Wales
Gimex International Groupe Import Export v. The Chillbag Company Limited & Others
[2012 EWPCC 31] of 20 July 2012