Hyperglide has bested Powerglide. The case was decided in Shimano's favour last week at a district court in Munich. SRAM can no longer market its Powerglide II brand cassettes (sold under the 5.0 and 7.0 trademarks) in Germany, even if SRAM exercises its right to appeal the decision because Shimano intends to secure a deposit to enforce its patent rights.

Shimano wins patent infringement case againt SRAM

The patent infringement law suit wwas filed against SRAM Deutschland GmbH, its director, Mr. Kai-Uwe Rüde, and SRAM Corporation Europe Livisham Limited.

The complaint served to protect Shimano’s interest and rights in Shimano’s European Patent 0 313 345.

"Shimano advises all customers that it intends to enforce this decision against the defendants in order to protect Shimano’s legal rights," said a statement from Shimano Europe.

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