DTS Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit against Shinco
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - Sept. 2, 2004 - DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) and DTS China Licensing (Hong Kong) Ltd. announced the commencement of legal proceedings against Shinco International AV Co. Ltd., Jiangsu Shinco Electronic Group Co. Ltd., and Changzhou Shinco Digital Technology Co. for breach of contract, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and passing off. Representing part of a larger program to aggressively seek to eradicate the unlawful use of DTS trademarks and other intellectual property, these proceedings underscore DTS' dedication to protecting both the value of its intellectual property and the competitive advantage that its intellectual property provides to the company's valued consumer electronics manufacturer licensees."This lawsuit represents DTS' continuing efforts to enforce our intellectual property rights, and protect our company, our licensees, and consumers," said Brian Towne, Vice President, Consumer/Pro Audio Division at DTS. "We will continue to be very active in preventing the illegal use of our name and technologies."
Companies that wish to clarify whether they are properly using DTS trademarks and intellectual property should contact DTS' Consumer at [email protected] .
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are more than 280 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC, and game console products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 22,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, and has offices in the United Kingdom, Japan, and China. For further information, please visit www.dtsonline.com .
***DTS is a trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.***
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