Standard Innovation, makers of the We-Vibe range of products, has announced that it issued over a dozen Asia Adult Expo exhibitors with patent notifications last month, and has warned that it will go to “significant means” to protect its IP. The company and its legal counsel attended the show, which took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in late August, in order to inform exhibitors of its intellectual property rights covering the We-Vibe brand of couples’ vibrators, and it delivered patent notifications to 13 exhibitors.
“We are an innovation focused company, and our most valuable asset is our intellectual property,” said Frank Ferrari, president of Standard Innovation. “In recent months, we have seen an increase in products on the market that potentially infringe our couples’ vibrator patent. Manufacturers and retailers must be aware that we will go to significant means to protect our investment and pursue those who attempt manufacture, market or sell products that infringe our rights.”
Standard Innovation holds patents on its couples’ vibrator products in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Hong Kong, Mexico, and the United States, and has patents pending in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Hong Kong and the United States. Standard Innovation is represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as coordinating litigation and intellectual property counsel, and Osha Liang LLP for US litigation matters.