Intellectual Property

Anti-counterfeiting measures and intellectual property There is no MTG product,
which can be reproduced perfectly without the supervision of MTG engineers.
Counterfeit products that lack verifications of safety and effectiveness have flooded the world.
We are focused on asserting our intellectual property rights and on anti-counterfeiting measures in order that customers receive only genuine products; the fruits of MTG's technology.
We will continue to commit ourselves multilaterally to protecting the beauty and health of our customers.

Intellectual Property

With its diverse range of brands, the ways in which MTG is being affected by counterfeits is diversifying.
We work to eradicate counterfeit products in order to protect our consumers and the efforts of our engineers,
not simply to win a fight. As part of these measures, we acquire a number of patents which assert the exclusivity of our ideas.
Furthermore, we also invest great energy into preserving important rights,
such as design rights to protect our designs and trademarks to protect our brands.

No. of cases filed Approx

2250

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As of January2018

Notice regarding anti-counterfeiting measures and intellectual property

To Protect Our Customers from Health Hazards Posed by Counterfeits

President
Tsuyoshi Matsushita

With the rapid globalization of E-commerce, in recent years we have witnessed damage caused by counterfeits spreading via the Internet to a global level, where the deceptions are becoming increasingly cunning and malicious.

Counterfeits typified by copycat products can potentially compromise our customers' health due to their poor quality, as well as cost us potential markets and damage our brand image.

MTG will continue our commitment to our worldwide activities with the goal of eradicating counterfeits from the global market in line with our no-tolerance policy for counterfeits to protect our customers from health hazards posed by such ill-engineered counterfeits and deliver safe and reliable products to our customers.

No tolerance for counterfeits that deceive customers

Legal & Intellectual Property Department
Norio Hasegawa

Anti-counterfeiting measures require a significant amount of time and expense
Sales and distribution channels of counterfeits are diversifying and anti-counterfeiting measures face numerous difficulties.

MTG would like you to know that we are determined not to give up. As the manufacturer, we will dedicate ourselves to protecting our customers from damage caused by counterfeits. With the above mission in mind, we are steadfastly committed to anti-counterfeiting activities in the following manner:

We investigate the market on a daily basis and enforce our intellectual property rights as soon as we come across counterfeits of our products. We locate the production sites of those products and follow up with raids and litigation as necessary.

To protect as many of our customers as possible from counterfeits, we will continue our efforts in anti-counterfeiting measures.


Precautions against counterfeits

Raid, Litigation and Confiscation Examples

FAQ

Please read the FAQ page. If you have further anti-counterfeiting related questions,
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