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Sudarshan Wins Patent Case Involving its Sudafastâ„¢ 132 Pigment Against Clariant

Published on 2012-07-05. Author : SpecialChem

A judgement was handed down by a European court in June that Clariant Produkte (Deutschland GmbH), a German pigment manufacturer had been wrongfully claiming that Sudafast™ 132 (PY191) infringed its patent. It was also held that Clariant had issued unlawful threats to potential customers of Sudarshan. The court will now assess damages to be paid by Clariant to Sudarshan as a result of its wrongful threats. The court specifically stated that Sudarshan did not infringe Clariant's patent.

Rajesh Rathi, Head of Sudarshan's Pigment Division states: "This is a tremendous achievement for Sudarshan. Our reputation in the market place, which has been built over many years, is extremely important to us and to our customers. To win the court action so comprehensively is a fantastic endorsement of Sudarshan's corporate values. Many individuals within Sudarshan as well as our lawyers from Anderson Strathern were involved in the preparation for the case, and each one of them can feel proud."

About Sudarshan

As the largest producer of pigments in India, Sudarshan manufactures an extensive range of Organic, Inorganic and Pearlescent pigments and dispersions catering to the Coatings, Plastics, Inks and Cosmetics Industries worldwide. The product offerings of Sudarshan's recognized brands include Sudaperm™, Sudafast™, Sudacolor™, Sumica™ and Sumicos™. Sudarshan's development focus is on high performance pigments mainly for automotive coatings and plastics that are produced in state of the art manufacturing facilities.

Source: Sudarshan

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