Ruling favors noted French wine brand

Published on 05/13 2019  Source: China Intellectual Property News

The Beijing Intellectual Property Rights Court ruled in favor of Chateau Lafite Rothschild in a trademark lawsuit at the end of April. The noted winemaker sought damages from wine dealers Guangdong Shantou Fajiala Trade and Beijing-based daily goods seller Laofanke Trade for using trademarks that are similar to its well-known brand, Lafite. The court ordered Fajiala to pay 2.1 million yuan ($310,340) in damages and other expenses, while Laofanke was exempted from liability as the court said the smaller company had exercised due diligence.(Source: China Intellectual Property News)