Jaguar Land Rover has banned the Chinese clone EvoqueMarch 22, 2019
Chinese company Jiangling ordered to stop the production and sales of Landwind X7
Jaguar Land Rover has won a lengthy lawsuit against the Chinese company Jiangling Motor Holding, which produced an unlicensed copy of the Range Rover Evoque. The District Court in Beijing, Chaoyang, recognized the Landwind X7 crossover as a plagiarism and decided to stop selling it, and also ordered the offender to pay compensation to the British brand.
The publication Autocar reports that the decision is unprecedented: before, due to the peculiarities of the legislation, the Chinese court never sided with foreign companies. JLR itself speaks of its victory as “the first in the practice of the global automotive industry.”
The trial lasted for more than three years, and began immediately after the presentation of the Landwind X7 at the Guangzhou Auto Show in 2015. Under pressure from Jiangling Motor Holding even had to slightly change the design of the copy of the Range Rover Evoque. However, the court found that it still uses the five unique features of the original, and the similarity of models only confuses buyers.
Attempt by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology to force the Chinese Chery Automobile to stop selling very similar to the Matiz QQ model was unsuccessful. The court did not even convince that the cars had interchangeable body panels.
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