ERJ staff report (DS)
Tianjin, China - It is not only Western tyre makers who are being affected by brand infringement in China. A recent case saw The New Tianjin company being sued over its choice of trading names, which were similar to those of pre-existing tyre makers.
In each case, apparently, the company had set up units which traded under well-known brand names, except that they names were pre-fixed by the words, â€œThe New...â€
A court ruled in favour of the trademark holders and issued fines to the new company.
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News item from CRIA website (Chinese language)
Above item auto-translated from Chinese