The trial lasted more than three years.
Group Jaguar Land Rover has won a lengthy lawsuit against a Chinese company Jiangling Motor Holding, which produced unlicensed copy of the Range Rover Evoque.
This writes the Chronicle.info with reference to motor.ru.
The district court of the Beijing Chaoyang district recognized the crossover Landwind X7 plagiarism and decided to stop selling it, and ordered the offender to pay compensation to the British brand.
Publication Autocar reports that the decision was unprecedented: earlier due to the peculiarities of Chinese law the court has never sided with foreign companies. JLR itself speaks of his victory as “the first in practice of world automotive industry”.
The trial lasted more than three years, and began immediately after the presentation of the Landwind X7 at a motor show in Guangzhou in 2015. Under pressure from Jiangling Motor Holding even had to slightly modify the design copies the Range Rover Evoque. However, the court felt that it still uses the five unique characteristics of the original, and similarity models only confuses buyers.
Attempt by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology to make China’s Chery Automobile to stop selling is very similar to the Matiz model QQ was not successful. The court is not persuaded even then that the machines had interchangeable body panels.