3M India Ltd. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. – collectively 3M – filed separate design infringement lawsuits in the City Civil Court, Bengaluru, India, against Avery Dennison India and Gogia Plastics. The suits allege that Avery Dennison’s flexible median marker and Gogia Plastics’ Road StarTM flexible median marker, infringe 3M’s design rights on median marker designs. 3M has been granted an ex-parte ad interim injunction against both Avery Dennison and Gogia Plastics. The injunction prevents Avery Dennison and Gogia Plastics from manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, distributing, advertising, and exporting the median markers identified in the suit.
3M’s flexible median markers enable enhanced visibility for medians, curves, roundabouts, and lane dividers under low-light conditions. 3M’s Transportation Safety Division is committed to improving traffic safety through continuous investments in research and development. 3M’s traffic safety solutions, developed with deep knowledge of regulations and standards, from high-performance retroreflective sheeting to durable raised pavement markers and median markers, not only help improve roadway visibility, but enable safer roads.
3M strives to provide its customers with the most innovative materials and solutions for their products. 3M is committed to protecting its investments and intellectual property in traffic safety products and vigorously defends its intellectual property rights.
About 3M India
3M India was established 1988. 3M’s headquarters in India is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M leverages its global innovation expertise to develop homegrown solutions that address the unique needs of diverse customers in Indian markets.