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BIRD’S NEST’ FIREWORKS SPARK ONGOING IPR LAWSUIT
The Beijing Panda Fireworks (Group) Holding Co Ltd has developed a Bird's Nest-named fireworks product

The Beijing Panda Fireworks (Group) Holding Co Ltd has developed a Bird's Nest-named fireworks product

The world was impressed with the opening ceremony of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing on Aug 8, with dazzling fireworks in the sky above the Beijing Olympic National Stadium (or Bird’s Nest). So were many fireworks companies, which see the Bird’s Nest as a huge business opportunity. The Beijing Panda Fireworks (Group) Holding Co Ltd has developed a Bird’s Nest-named fireworks product The company also developed a firework named the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube). The Olympic National Stadium filed a lawsuit against Beijing Panda Fireworks (Group) Holding Co Ltd, along with three other companies, accusing them of illegally using its Bird’s Nest copyright. The Stadium is seeking RMB 4 million in compensation. The Beijing Intermediate People’s Court has accepted the case. The Beijing Times said the Beijing Administration of Industry and Commerce executed an examination of the Beijing Panda Fireworks’ warehouse in the Fangshan district of Beijing late last year and found some “Ao Yun (or Olympic)” fireworks. As a result, the administration punished the company with a 1,000 yuan fine. However, Pan Di denied that report, according to the newspaper.

Source: China Daily

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