We-Vibe Notifies 13 Companies of Possible Infringement

We-Vibe Notifies 13 Companies of Possible Infringement
Rhett Pardon

OTTAWA — Standard Innovation, makers of the We-Vibe brand couples vibrators, delivered "notifications" to 13 individual exhibitors at the recent Asia Adult Expo to educate them on the sex toy maker‘s Hong Kong patent rights covering its products. 

“We are an innovation-focused company, and our most valuable asset is our intellectual property,” said Frank Ferrari, president of Standard Innovation.

“In recent months, we have seen an increase in products on the market that potentially infringe our couples vibrator patent," Ferrari said. "Manufacturers and retailers must be aware that we will go to significant means to protect our investment and pursue those who attempt manufacture, market or sell products that infringe our rights.”

Standard Innovation holds patents on its couples vibrator products in Australia, Canada, China, the E.U., the U.S., Hong Kong and Mexico. It also has patents pending for associated products in Australia, Canada, China, the E.U., the U.S. and Hong Kong.

Standard Innovation is represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as coordinating litigation and intellectual property counsel, along with Osha Liang LLP for U.S. litigation matters.

The 13 exhibitors allegedly brought their products to the Asia Adult Expo, which was held earlier this month at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.