04 Oct Brompton Drops “Copyright” Injunction Against DAHON Curl
DAHON Europe received a legal copy of a request for injunction filed by Brompton against their recently debuted CURL folding bike, in a court in Munich, Germany, on August 28, the first day of the Eurobike show. The basis of the request is an alleged violation of Brompton’s “copyright”. DAHON’s lawyer, Arndt Althous, esq. of Cologne, submitted an answer to the court, refuting the allegation, and pointing out the many inventions/patents realized in the Curl.
A week later, Brompton voluntarily withdrew the injunction request, opting to pay for DAHON’s legal costs.
Dr. David Hon, CEO of DAHON North America, Inc. commented that, Thanks to our many patents, the Curl is stiffer, faster and more compact. Brompton was allowed to use our popular 45° handlebar post patent free-of-charge for years when others paid up to $12.7 in today’s value. Technological evolution must march on. Let’s all green the world together!”. He further reemphasized that DAHON remains a globalized American company, and China is only one of many operations.
In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Convertible, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as a world leader. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation, reinvention and technological leadership, DAHON is committed to creating quality product, a unique riding experience and green mobility solutions for people leading active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. Headquartered in California, DAHON’s offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distributing partner network reaches around the world. For more information regarding DAHON’s products, please visit www.es.dahon.com.