SI Group files complaint trade secrets rubber resins

SI Group files complaint on trade secrets of rubber resins

5:37 AM, 23rd May 2012
SI Group files complaint on trade secrets of rubber resins

SCHENECTADY, US: SI Group has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting an investigation of Sino Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical Ltd, Red Avenue Chemical Ltd, and certain affiliates and representatives of those companies. SI Group is asking the ITC to grant an order to exclude the entry of all rubber resins, including tackifiers, manufactured using SI Group trade secrets, into US.

This action was prompted in part by Sino Legend’s recent importation of tackifier resins into the US, and by recent statements in the media from both Sino Legend and Red Avenue confirming their intention to ramp up US tackifier imports in 2012. The ITC complaint is SI Group’s latest step in an ongoing effort to halt the alleged misappropriation of SI Group manufacturing trade secrets. Sino Legend Chemicals has illegally taken SI Group trade secrets, and is using them to manufacture and sell rubber resins in competition with SI Group’s proprietary resin products.

A judicially authorized technology verification centre, which is recognized by the administrative authority of justice of the People’s Republic of China and hired directly by the Shanghai Public Security Bureau Economic Criminal Investigation General Unit, has confirmed the confidential nature of SI Group’s technology and the similarities between SI Group and Sino Legend product offerings, as well as the similarities in the manufacturing processes and equipment utilized by both companies. SI Group will continue to pursue all available options for protecting the intellectual property in China, the United States, and in other countries in which we operate.

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