October 19, 2020
Zeon Corporation announces that it agrees with the purpose of the “Intellectual Property Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19 (Open COVID Declaration)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Declaration”) and participates in the Declaration to support the fight against COVID-19.
In the Declaration, the participants declare that they will not assert any patent, utility model, design, or copyright against any activities whose sole purpose is stopping the spread of COVID-19, including R&D, production, and sales. This enables the best development and production without complex negotiations and other processes to conduct an infringement search and obtain licenses for intellectual property rights subject to the Declaration. Zeon has declared that it agrees with the purpose of the Declaration and will not seek any compensation or assert any patent, utility model, design, or copyright held by Zeon, under the conditions stated in the Declaration and during a certain period, against any activities whose sole purpose is stopping the spread of COVID-19. For the specific details of Zeon’s declaration, please refer to the following website. Going forward, Zeon will consider the possibility of cooperating with other companies and organizations regarding measures against the spread of COVID-19 while giving respect to the Declaration.
Zeon will continue to take necessary measures based on the government’s action plans and consider support measures to the fullest extent for the early end of COVID-19 while working closely with the government, industry associations, and other stakeholders.
For further information
Zeon Corporation Special website against COVID-19
To request non-assertion of rights under Zeon’s declaration, please click here.
Intellectual Property Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19 (Open COVID Declaration) Website
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