Court Rules in Favour of Hytera in Trademark Infringement Suit

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Hytera Communications Corporation Limited has won a verdict from Changsha Intermediate People's Court of Hunan Province which ruled that Quanzhou TYT Electronics Co., Ltd. infringed Hytera’s trademark by adopting the brand name “Tytera” for its products.

The court ordered Quanzhou TYT Electronics Co., Ltd. to pay Hytera RMB 2,800,000 (€350,000) as damages and ruled that they shall immediately cease all infringement activities.

Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, used to be known as Shenzhen HYT Science & Technology Co., Ltd., launching “Hytera” as its new corporate brand and digital product line brand in March, 2010, with “HYT” remaining as the analogue product line brand. Since its foundation in 1993, Hytera has made significant effort to bring the most valuable professional communications solutions to users through technological innovation. Synchronising with the launch of digital two-way radios, including TETRA, DMR and PDT, the “Hytera” brand in 2010 symbolised the company entering a new era.

The Hytera brand and registered trademarks embody innovation and originality. We firmly believe in the importance of intellectual property rights. Last year, Hytera devoted around 15% of our gross annual revenues to research and development. As of 2017, Hytera has applied for more than 543 patents relating to digital products, 238 of which were granted. In the first half of 2017, Hytera filed for 110 patents in China and has been awarded 73 patents, 17 of which were filed under PCT.

To protect our users, partners and our company, Hytera cannot tolerate infringement of our intellectual property rights, including but not limited to trademarks, copyright, patents and industrial design, and is ready to take any infringing activities to the court. We are grateful to our users and partners for their attention and steadfast support. Hytera will continue to bring cutting-edge products and solutions to the market and we are pleased to see this case move to a positive close.