SinoHub Inc. Submits Application to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for License to Sell Mobile Phones under the Topolo (TM) Brand Name in P.R. China
SHENZHEN, China, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — SinoHub Inc. (“SinoHub” or the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: SIHI), an electronics company whose main growth driver is manufacturing and distributing custom, private-label mobile phones, announced today that it has received an application acceptance notice from the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PRC for the use of the Topolo(TM) brand name and logo in China, which SinoHub has selected as the brand name for its self-branded line of mobile phones to be sold in the China. Topolo(TM) was derived from the name of SinoHub’s manufacturing arm, Topology. By receiving the application acceptance notice, SinoHub is authorized to begin using the Topolo(TM) brand name as an unregistered trademark (“TM”) for a period of one year. After one year, the Company will be eligible to receive final approval for use of the Topolo(TM) brand as a protected registered trademark. Upon receipt of the application acceptance notice, the Company submitted its application for a license to sell branded phones using the Topolo(TM) brand to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. SinoHub estimates that the approval process for the sales license may take up to two months.
Commenting on the announcement, SinoHub’s CEO, Mr. Harry Cochran said, “The approval notice for the Topolo(TM) brand represents the first step in our new initiative to launch our own line of branded mobile phones in China, the world’s largest mobile phone market. The expertise in manufacturing and insight into the mobile phone market that we have gained from our growing integrated contract manufacturing (ICM) business provides us with a strong starting point which is further bolstered by the adoption of a brand name. While the long-term opportunities in this market are clear, we intend to move forward in a prudent and deliberate manner. We expect to begin initial marketing activities upon approval of our application for a sales license, which we expect to receive within the next two months.”
About SinoHub Inc.
SinoHub, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SIHI) is a leading electronics company based in Shenzhen, PR China which services clients worldwide. The Company’s integrated contract manufacturing (ICM) business unit is currently focused on providing custom, private label mobile phones to customers in developing countries. This fast growing ICM segment is capitalizing on a trend by carriers and distributors to offer their own brands with features and functionality targeted at their local markets, including 3G smart phones, at competitive price points. The Company’s electronic component sales and services (ECSS) business unit provides procurement-fulfillment, spot component sales and supply chain management (SCM) services to manufacturers and design houses. The company’s SCM services include warehousing, delivery, import/export, and give its customers total transparency into their supply chains by delivering SinoHub SCM, a proprietary, Web-based software platform the company has been using for almost ten years. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.sinohub.com and the B2B Chips Web site at www.b2bchips.com .
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Contacts: SinoHub Inc. Investor Relations (Hong Kong) Grace Wang Mahmoud Siddig Tel: +86-755-2661-1080 Taylor Rafferty Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +852-3196-3712 Email: sinohub Investor Relations (US) Bryan Degnan Taylor Rafferty Tel: +1-212-889-4350 Email: sinohub
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