Jaguar Land Rover has gained a landmark authorized case in China that can pressure an automaker there to cease promoting a knockoff of the British model’s Vary Rover Evoque SUV. The choice marks the primary time a court docket has dominated in favor of a overseas automaker in such a case.
Chinese language automakers are sometimes accused of stealing designs from European and American automakers, together with Ford and Normal Motors, however the authorized system has historically been week on defending the mental property of overseas corporations.
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Landwind revealed the cut-rate copy it calls the X7 for $22,000 in 2014, when the Evoque’s value was $60,000. The 2 look like practically an identical, however the Land Wind is constructed with less expensive supplies and gear.
Jaguar Land Rover mentioned the court docket decided “that the Evoque has 5 distinctive options that had been copied immediately,” and that the X7’s similarity “has led to widespread client confusion.”
The court docket ordered Landwind to instantly stop gross sales and advertising of the automobile and pay compensation to Jaguar Land Rover.
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