30 Sep '17, 1pm

EtonHouse wins trademark infringement lawsuit against Chinese company Etonkids

SINGAPORE - EtonHouse International Education Group has won a trademark infringement suit against the Chinese Etonkids Educational Group, marking an end to a legal tussle that has stretched for more than two years. The preschool and international school operator, headquartered in Singapore, was granted 800,000 yuan (S$163,680) in statutory damages by Beijing's Intellectual Property Rights Court, who ruled in favour of EtonHouse's claims on Friday (Sept 29). EtonHouse filed the first lawsuit against Etonkids in 2015, over how the Chinese company used the same two Chinese characters for "Eton" in its nameprominently in many places, such as on its official website. EtonHouse's trademarks to the name "EtonHouse" and the Chinese characters for "Eton" were approved at the beginning of 2003. Etonkids had their trademark to "Eton International School" approved in 2004, after it wa...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/etonhouse-wins-trad...

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