Throughout its 30-year history, the lighting brand Delta Light has been an advocate for
innovation and original design, setting trends in the market and inspiring not only architects and designers, but also other manufacturers. More than a year ago, the head office of Delta Light N.V. filed a lawsuit against the Russian company CENTRSVET, which sells functional luminaires manufactured and supplied by Chinese companies: many models of the Russian company looked like exact copies of products from the Belgian brand’s portfolio. On January 16, 2019, the Moscow Arbitrazh (State Commercial) Court recognized the infringement of exclusive rights to the design of Delta Light by CENTRSVET. Below we present the findings of the court and position of Delta Light in terms of the originals and fakes in the design market.
Communication on copyright infringement in respect of Delta Light designs: "Delta Light N.V. hereby informs you that the Moscow Arbitrazh (State commercial) Court has made a decision, upheld by Ninth Arbitrazh Appellate Court, under the case No. А40-20220/2018 confirming, inter alia, infringement of exclusive rights to the lightning designs of Delta Light committed by Limited Liability Company “Centrsvet” (Registration No. 1177746157522). As confirmed by the courts, lighting products of LCC "Centrsvet" listed in Appendix 1 infringe exclusive rights to respective products of Delta Light. Please note that sale and other use of the mentioned lightning products of LLC “Centrsvet” may be considered as copyright infringement and result in civil, administrative and/or criminal liability. Delta Light treats its intellectual property with due care, and is committed to actively protect its rights using all available legal remedies."
Jan Ameloot, Delta Light’s director, expressed the brand’s position regarding replicas: “As in any other segment of our industry, the problem of counterfeit is very relevant for lighting design. Unfortunately, this is difficult to fight it, because each country has its own laws on the legal regulation of copyright issues. Nowadays, copies appear and spread very quickly. There is a huge number of manufacturers, and, as we know, only 5% of them create a unique product, while the rest follow a simple path - they replicate what the industry leaders create. Each company decides for itself whether to take a leading position. A culture of an authentic product should be established on the market. People need to understand that buying a fake is a violation of the law. This problem should be discussed on the international level.”
A list of CENTRSVET products infringing Delta Light`s exclusive design copyrights:
Copy - SCOUT, original - SPY ON.
Copy - SCOUT IN, original - SPY CLIP.
Copy - SCOUT 2, original - SPY ON 2.
Copy - SCOUT TR, original - SPY ON HP AD.
Copy - GIRA, original - REO OK.
Copy - KIDDY, original - MINI REO.
Copy - KIDDY R, original - MINI REO OK.
Copy - LOFT X, original - REO S OK.
Copy - LOFT X, original - REO 2 S OK.
Copy - TEMA, original - MINIGRID IN REO.
Copy - ORBITA R, original - OREO.
Copy - ORBITA F, original - TWEETER TRIMLESS REO.
Copy - ORBITA IN, original - TWEETER ST D REO.
Copy - ORBITA, original - TWEETER ON 1 REO.
Copy - ORBITA, original - TWEETER ON 2 REO.
Copy - ROTER M, original - YOU-TURN.
Copy - ROTER F, original - GRID IN TRIMLESS 1 REO.
Copy - ROTER F, original - GRID IN TRIMLESS 2 REO.
Copy - ROTER, original - GRID IN 1 REO.
Copy - ROTER, original - GRID IN 2 REO.
Copy - ROTER TR S, original - YOU-TURN.
Copy - KUB IN, original - CARREE ST L LED.
Copy - KUB ON, original - BOXY L +.
Copy - KUB ON, original - BOXY 2 L+.
Copy - KUB ON BRA, original - BOXY WL+.
Copy - ROUND, original - SUPERNOVA XS RECESSED.
Copy - ROUND T, original - SUPERNOVA XS PIVOT.
Copy - ROUND TR T, original - SUPERNOVA XS PIVOT AD.
Copy - SIDELONG, original - CARREE 150.
Copy - BARREL, original - BOXY R.
Copy - HEMLINE,original - CAMUS 10.
Copy - KRATER, original - GABOO W.
Copy - ROMB, original - FORTY-5.
Copy - ZERO, original - MCDELTA.
Copy - VIOKO, original - LINK 1.
Copy - LINER, original - T-LINER.