Counterfeit Policy as of January 2019
The Janger Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom, is the exclusive owner of registered and unregistered intellectual property rights in a new design of hanger intended for shorts, jeans and trousers, but not limited thereto. This new hanger is commonly referred to as a Janger® and examples can been seen on www.thejanger.com.
The Janger Limited has partnered with Mohun Intellectual Property Limited who are Chartered and European Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys and Design Attorneys. In addition, The Janger Limited has works with C3i Europe Limited and Border Agencies and these strategic partnerships police and legislate against all shipments of merchandise and garments for the sole purpose of identifying counterfeit hangers/Jangers.
Mohun Intellectual Property Limited is an expert in their field and give The Janger Limited the ability to legally protect their brand and products by their own strategic relationships globally with border agencies and customs officials and to enforce the same against unauthorised products and imports.
The Janger® is protected by multiple patent applications and granted patents including GB2474329 and GB2474314, and International Patent Number: WO2011/086376, which now has effect in territories including the US and Europe.
Additionally, the Janger® is the subject of various design registrations, including registered Community (European) Design Number 001782624, United States Design Patent Application Number 29/392,072 and Pakistani Design Application Number 15661-D. Further European design rights exist in relation to various designs and shapes of this hanger.
“Janger” is a registered trademark throughout Europe under Community Trademark Registration Number: 9767328 and in other territories. Additionally, further unregistered trademark rights also exist.
As part of the protection afforded by the registered and unregistered rights listed above, The Janger Limited reserves the right to request that unauthorised copies of the Janger® are impounded by Border Agencies and Customs officials from entry into any country in which protection exists. In such situations, it is very possible that the products, including items of clothing to which the unauthorised Jangers® are attached, may also be detained, thereby delaying those items reaching their intended destination. As a consequence, a company having their stock detained by Border Agencies or Customs because an unauthorised Janger® has been used on their clothing item will most likely seek to recover the costs associated with that delay directly from the manufacturers of those unauthorized hangers. Additionally, The Janger Limited will seek damages and compensation for any unauthorised Jangers that are discovered.
In order to ensure that authorized versions of our Janger® are readily identifiable, the authorized manufacturers regularly change features of, and/or markings on, the Janger®. Additionally, RFID tags may be contained within the Janger® to readily identify it, along with the use of luminescent dyes. As a result, any old design of the Janger® or any unauthorised Janger® will be clearly identifiable.
All manufacturers are required to agree and accept our terms and conditions, which includes full acceptance of our counterfeit policy.
All manufacturers who are supplied with Jangers by The Janger Limited are deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions and acceptance of our counterfeit policy.
We are willing to discuss terms for third parties to manufacture and import Jangers, subject to appropriate fees being paid. However, we will vigorously enforce our registered and unregistered rights, where necessary, to ensure that the quality of the Janger® is consistent and that nobody is infringing our rights in the Janger®.
Studio Janger Limited is authorised by The Janger Limited to promote and sell Janger® products. Such hangers sold by Studio Janger Limited are protected by intellectual property rights including: European Patents EP2523581 and EP2965667; US Patents 8,994,535 and 9,820,589; US Design Patent D774,317; Australian Design Registration 360799; and European Design Registration 2517748.
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