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Dasso Group Terminates all Distribution Rights of MOSO International BV and Issues Caution to Dealers Buying MOSO Branded Products

By Steve Shen

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 9:56 AM


December 6, 2018 - Hangzhou, China: At the conclusion of a specially called meeting on 14 November 2018, Hangzhou Dasuo Technology Co. Ltd. (“dasso”), one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of bamboo products worldwide, voted to formally revoke and terminate any and all licenses and agreements with MOSO International BV (“MOSO”), including all rights, authority, distributorships and access to dasso’s extensive network of dealers and suppliers. The termination also applies to all of MOSO’s subsidiaries and corporate affiliated entities, including MOSO Europe, S.L.U., MOSO Italia, S.R.L., MOSO Middle East, LLC and MOSO North America, Inc.

On 15 November 2018, dasso served the first of several formal notices on MOSO to permanently remove and eliminate MOSO from any affiliation or rights to dasso patented and branded products. The Notice of Revocation and Termination served on MOSO revoked all previously granted rights and authority of the patent used to manufacture dasso’s fused bamboo exterior decking product in designated countries in Europe. After MOSO was served with the notice, dasso was forced to publish a press release on 21 November 2018 alerting the public to the 15 November 2018 notice due to MOSO’s refusal to accept and comply with the Notice of Revocation and Termination.

On 2 December 2018, due to continued unauthorized actions being taken by MOSO and its subsidiaries, MOSO was served with another legal Notice of Termination, which included MOSO’s U.S. subsidiary, MOSO North America, Inc. (“MOSO US”). The official letter terminated any and all distribution agreements, licenses, authority, consents, powers, contracts, dealer and supplier sales channels, resources and all other associations and agreements by and between dasso and MOSO, including MOSO US and any other subsidiaries of MOSO. Although dasso refused to renew MOSO’s distribution agreement almost three (3) years ago, dasso continued to allow MOSO to purchase product for limited distribution and sale in certain territories in Europe.

In 2017, dasso learned of an undisclosed and unauthorized direct purchase agreement between MOSO and a factory under contract with dasso and that MOSO was importing and selling unauthorized product directly into the U.S. market through a newly created subsidiary, MOSO US. The unauthorized purchase agreement involved MOSO’s Bamboo X-treme product, which is manufactured using a patented process licensed to dasso. Once this was discovered, dasso began taking action to unwind, revoke, rescind and terminate MOSO as a dasso approved distributor. Although MOSO refuses to accept dasso’s revocation and termination, MOSO no longer has any legal rights to distribute, carry, import, export, sell or hold itself out as being associated with, authorized by or in agreement with dasso or any dasso branded or patented products, including the product sold by MOSO under the brand Bamboo X-treme.

In addition to terminating all of MOSO’s rights and agreements, the Notice of Termination included a demand on MOSO to immediately cease and desist from spreading and publishing misleading and false statements about dasso to the public and to retract those untrue and deceptive statements. As of the date of this publication, MOSO has failed to retract the false statements published and disseminated about dasso, including its affiliates and licensees.

This release also puts dealers, distributors, retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and consumers on notice that dasso will not honor any warranties, rebates or recalls of any product sold by MOSO, including product being sold in the U.S. market since 2017 under MOSO’s Bamboo X-treme brand. Further, dasso cautions purchasers or distributors of product being sold by MOSO that the product being manufactured and sold by MOSO is not manufactured in a dasso approved factory. The testing literature being circulated by MOSO is based upon product that was formerly manufactured by a dasso approved and licensed factory or is based upon dasso approved and authorized product. The owner of the new factory producing unauthorized MOSO product in violation of the fused bamboo patents in China and the U.S. has been under criminal investigation and was recently incarcerated in China due to the criminal activities of the owner of the factory now producing MOSO’s product, including MOSO’s Bamboo X-treme exterior decking product. Again, dasso gives notice that it will not honor any warranties associated with or arising from claims made on any product sold by MOSO.

Click here for a copy of the termination notices and press releases referenced above are attached.

All inquiries, information or questions may be directed to:

Hangzhou Dasuo Technology Co. Ltd.
Xinhe Village, Linpu Town
Xiaoshan District
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 311251

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dasso Issues Notice of Revocation and Termination to MOSO International BV

By Steve Shen

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 9:00 AM


Hangzhou Dasso Bamboo Technology Co. Ltd.
Issues Notice of Revocation and Termination to MOSO International BV

Hangzhou, China: Hangzhou Dasso Bamboo Technology Co. Ltd. (“Dasso”), a Chinese limited company headquartered in Hangzhou, China, is the patent owner of record of European Patent No. EP2269788 (“EP788”), which is used to manufacture an exterior bamboo decking product described as “A Recombined Bamboo Section Material and its Manufacturing Method” (“EP788 Patented Product”). The importation, distribution and sale of the EP788 Patented Product within the member states of the European Patent Organisation (“EPO”) must be by the direct authorization and consent of the patent owner, Dasso, or its authorized licensees or distributors.

In April 2015, MOSO International BV was an authorized distributor of EP788 Patented Product, distributing and selling the EP788 Patented Product within EPO territories under the brand name MOSO Bamboo X-treme. As an authorized distributor of one of Dasso’s licensees, MOSO International BV was issued a limited Power of Attorney (“POA”) by Dasso to administer the affairs of the EP788 patent in the following territories only: The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and Sweden.

On November 14, 2018, Dasso voted to terminate, revoke and eliminate any and all EP788 Patented Product distribution rights, licensing rights, powers of attorney and agreements with MOSO International BV. On November 15, 2018, Dasso issued a Notice of Revocation and Termination of Power of Attorney for EP229788. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, as of November 15, 2018, MOSO International BV holds no rights, authority, powers or agreements to act for, on behalf of or in furtherance of Dasso or European Patent No. EP2269788.

All inquiries, information or questions may be directed to:

Hangzhou Dasso Bamboo Technology Co. Ltd.
Xinhe Village, Linpu Town
Xiaoshan District
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 311251

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