Leatt has announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld the patent for one of its neck brace designs. The European Patent is owned by Xceed Holdings CC and is licensed exclusively to Leatt.
A competitor had challenged the validity of the patent on the claim that the patent was not new or inventive. Following a hearing with the EPO’s Opposition Division, the claim was rejected and the patent maintained as granted.
“We are pleased that the EPO has upheld the patent,” said Sean Macdonald, CEO of Leatt Corporation. “We invest substantially in developing our technology and products. Intellectual property is a key part of our business and we expect our competitors to respect our rights.”
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