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History (1990): G. Yean Industrials Guilty of Counterfeiting 3M Disks

China FD manufacturer

G. Yean Industrials Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen, China) has been found guilty of counterfeiting 3M disks.

The company was fined $16,864 and assessed damages of $11,265.

The finding was made by the Shenzhen Administration for Industry and Commerce and was reported by China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd.

It’s the first time a Chinese company has been punished for counterfeiting a trademark of the US-based company, but several other cases are pending.

This article is an abstract of news published on the former paper version of Computer Data Storage Newsletter on issue ≠29, published on June 1990.