IP management plan
In 2019, Jia Wei acquired an American company with strengths in brand image, design patents, and international channels, and we plan to strengthen brand management and to strategically plan vertical integration across the industry through innovative houseware products so as to enhance our international competitiveness. To strengthen our industry leadership position and to maintain our hard-won technical results, Jia Wei has formulated intellectual property strategies that are aligned with our operational objectives and R&D resources, and built an operational model that aims to create value via IP rights. Besides securing our operations, these efforts will also help to strengthen our competitive edge and profitability.
Patent protection measures
The beginning phase of our IP management strategies is focused on increasing the number of patent applications, and the middle phase aims to protect our IP rights. To formulate a strong IP rights mix, Jia Wei has established an IP team under the supervision of the President's Office and is directly managed by the President, with the goal of encouraging innovation and continuing to inspire employees to propose discoveries, new models, and design applications. For graphic design, the team also arranges professional training and overseas houseware expos for designers to help them understand domestic and foreign fashion trends. Externally, Jia Wei closely communicates with patent competent authorities in both local and foreign major markets.
To protect our rights, in case of possible domestic or overseas IP infringement, Jia Wei's legal and IP department will work with domestic or foreign patent attorneys to impose strong measures including warnings and discontinuing the product in question.
Trade secret protection
Trade secrets are related to a company's technological leadership and competitive strengths. Confidentiality clauses are instigated in employment contracts during recruitment of any employee in a related design department.
Jia Wei regularly submits matters related to intellectual property to the Board of Directors meeting in each year.
In 2021, matters related to intellectual property were submitted to the 20th meeting of the 7th Board of Directors on January 14, 2022.
- Currently, Jia Wei owns 54 effective patents worldwide and has 17 patents pending.
- Jia Wei has discovered several online infringement cases on Amazon and Momo, and which have been discontinued after warning letters have been issued.
- Currently, Jia Wei has collaborations which are to research and develop proprietary technologies of environmental protection with universities, research institutes and companies at home and abroad.
Trade mark execution
- Currently, Jia Wei owns 64 effective trademarks worldwide and has 8 trademarks pending.
- We have successfully revoked Italian-based Evak's trademark and we have applied and obtained for trademark right.
Acquirement of Certification
To take on the challenges of the increasingly fierce competition in the global market, the intellectual property rights have an important value and play a key role to the survival of an enterprise. The Company plans to appoint additional dedicated personnel for the intellectual property management unit according to the business operation, and implements the Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS).