Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the successful outcome of several intellectual property (IP) infringement disputes with power toothbrush and brush head manufacturers and sellers following targeted legal actions in Europe. Financial details will not be disclosed.
In the interest of consumers and to safeguard Philips’ innovation efforts, the company took legal actions in Germany and Poland against several companies for infringing Philips’ IP rights. The infringements related to design infringements, unfair competition, trade dress infringements, trademark infringements and misleading advertisements. The court rulings in both countries upheld Philips’ rights, thereby stopping the infringements and protecting consumers against further deceptive trade practices by third parties.