U.K. Presses China to Enforce Dyson Fan Patents

Exemple classique de notre libre-échange, le peuple dépense une fortune en crédit d’impôts qui est accordée aux entreprises pour la recherche & développement.

Elle décide de se délocaliser vers la Chine pour faire plus de profits, et à toute fin, elle se fait arnaquer par les chinois, car il copie ton design.

Tout le monde est perdant, sauf bien sûr les Chinois.

 Pas fort comme «libre-échange»

Extrait de: U.K. Presses China to Enforce Dyson Fan Patents, Bloomberg News, March 03, 2011, 7:09 PM EST

March 3 (Bloomberg) -- John Alty, chief executive of the U.K. Intellectual Property Office, said he pressed Chinese officials to improve enforcement of patents, including those held by Dyson for bladeless fans.

Dyson has been fighting manufacturers in China that copy its design for cooling fans that function without rotating blades, Alty said in an interview yesterday, during his first trip to China since assuming the post in February 2010. Alty discussed the matter in meetings with China’s State Intellectual Property Office, he said, without providing further details.

Baidu Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Taobao, two of China’s most popular websites, were named “notorious markets” in a report this week by the U.S. Trade Representative for sustaining piracy and counterfeiting by selling goods that violate copyrights or patents. Research by the European Union has led to similar conclusions about violations in China, Alty said, adding China has done “a lot” to improve the situation.

“We do have companies who are doing business in China who have problems,” Alty said. Dyson, based in Malmesbury, England, “certainly have been active in trying to prevent infringement of their technology, and we’ve raised that. This is part of a long campaign in these cases.”

Officials in the media department of China’s Intellectual Property Office didn’t immediately return calls today.

China’s Campaign

Dyson’s Air Multiplier bladeless fans draw in air and amplify it 15 to 18 times without the use of blades or a grille, according to the company’s website. The design makes the fans safe and easier to clean than conventional cooling fans, according to the company.

Alty’s agency is responsible for granting intellectual property rights in the U.K. including patents, trademarks and copyrights. The three-day visit to China is the last stop on an Asian trip that also included Japan and South Korea, he said.

China has carried out a campaign to enforce intellectual property rights in the past six months and “a lot has been done,” Alty said. The central government aims to make sure all state software is legitimate and not pirated copies by the end of May, he said. Most of the central government has completed this process, which is continuing on regional and municipal levels, he said.

“The business community in the U.K. is aware of this campaign and supportive of it and want to see it produce good results,” Alty said. “China is obviously important. The way they operate is important globally.”

The U.K. will continue to use every opportunity to encourage China to take further action, he said.

“There is certainly a seriousness of intent from what I’ve seen, but it’s a complicated picture,” Alty said. “This is not going to be solved overnight.”

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German firms fear China technology theft, “ It is very difficult to take a copy-cat to a court in China because the cases of copying products from western countries is actually conduct that the government supports”