Measures against counterfeit products
Regarding trademark right infringement and unfair competition in which the Kikkoman brand is imitated, we are strengthening monitoring and countermeasures and aggressively continuing activities focused especially on Asian territories and Russia.
For example, we have asked related government agencies in China to expose counterfeit manufacturing factories and wholesalers, etc. and administrative exposure is being carried out.
Also, administrative authorities in Russia have issued an order stopping distribution of a product by a third party since their products are similar to Kikkoman's products.
We will continue our resolute response to counterfeit products in the future.