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Chinese company sues Qualcomm for trademark infringement

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-05-18 11:09

SHANGHAI -- A Chinese semiconductor company has filed a trademark rights suit against three companies, including US-based Qualcomm Incorporated, claiming compensation of 100 million yuan.

A court in Shanghai held a hearing on Tuesday, but did not give a judgement in court.

According to the legal complaint submitted by the plaintiff, the "Gaotong" trademark in Chinese characters was registered in 1992, the year the semiconductor company was established.

The company complained that Qualcomm, which produces communication technology and semiconductors, used exactly the same Chinese characters for "Gaotong" as its trademark in advertising after entering the Chinese market.

Another two Chinese companies that used "Gaotong" in their company names were also sued.

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