Application for Trademark Denied; Would Mislead Public
MOGAS challenges potential counterfeiter; prevents unauthorized brand use
For Immediate Release
Beijing, China and Houston, Texas — February 14, 2014 — Houston-based valve manufacturer MOGAS Industries, Inc. prevailed in its opposition against the unauthorized attempted registration of their trademark logo by a third party in China.
China’s Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) agreed with MOGAS’ opposition against a third party infringing their intellectual property. The TRAB, a division of China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce, denied the third party application by Cai Zi Bo to register the MOGAS logo with the opinion that the coexistence of the marks would likely mislead the public.
“Obviously, we are very pleased with this outcome”, said Matt Mogas, President and CEO of MOGAS Industries. “It has taken over 40 years of research & development to build a brand that, today, is recognized worldwide as the premium valve for severe service applications. We will continue to defend our brand in any market.”
With sales and service centers in China, Australia, Canada, South America, Africa, The Middle East and Europe, as well as representatives and technicians in more than 40 countries, MOGAS is known for partnering with its customers to meet the ever-increasing challenges of severe-service applications.
About MOGAS Industries
MOGAS enjoys a global reputation as supplier of the world’s best severe service ball valves for the most extreme industrial applications in power, mining, oil & gas, process and specialty application industries. MOGAS standard metal-seated isolation and rotary control ball valves range in size from ½–42" and are available in 150 to 4500 ASME pressure classes. Larger sizes and unique material requirements are available upon request. MOGAS defines severe service as: extreme temperatures, high pressures, acidic products, abrasive particulates, corrosive media, viscous sludge, lethal services, heavy solids build-up, critical plant safety, large pressure differentials, velocity control and/or noise control.
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MOGAS Industries, Inc.
14330 E. Hardy St.
Houston, TX 77039, USA