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Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Everlight's Subsidiary Zenaro in Germany
On April 27, 2012, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against Zenaro Lighting GmbH ("Zenaro"), which is a German LED lighting company mainly owned by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Everlight"), and the German distributor REGO-Lighting GmbH. According to Everlight's “2010 Consolidated Financial Report”, Zenaro is 80%-owned subsidiary of Everlight. As announced on April 24, 2012, Nichia filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Everlight.
In the lawsuit, Nichia is seeking permanent injunction, rendering account, damages, recall and destruction against an office light of Zenaro (product number: OL-Deluxe/QL2/P44/LF/D50/SR/M/CE/ZN) including white LED tubes (product number: SL-Cobra/T5 048DC/C/P10/LF/D50/ZN), which Nichia believes infringes Nichia’s YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights and takes actions against alleged infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.
Public Relations, Nichia Corporation