ERJ staff report (DS)
Jinan, China -- The Jinan Intermediate People's Court has held that selling genuine products with modified technical information constitutes an act of infringement. The case involved the sale of tyres under the Michelin brand.
Although the products were genuine, the defendant's acts of sale constituted infringement because technical information - including load index, size and place of manufacture - was modified without the trademark owner's consent.
Michelin became aware of Jin's actions and sued him before the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, seeking an order to desist from infringement, as well as compensation.
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Press release from Wan Hui Da lawyers via Lexology