A Chinese court this week a remarkable judgment pronounced: the Landwind X7, the Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor seems to be too much on the Range Rover Evoque. According to the court, should the X7 with immediate effect no longer be sold. The court said that the Evoque five unique characteristics that directly by Jiangling are copied.
The production must be stopped, according to the court. In addition, the manufacturer of the Range Rover Evoque (Jaguar Land Rover) compensation to be paid. The verdict was met with great acclaim by Jaguar/Land Rover. “It reinforces the trust in investment in China and creates confidence in the jurisprudence of Chinese courts”, said a spokesman. Jiangling Motor can still appeal.
The ruling offers hope for other European manufacturers that, until now, with heavy eyes had to respect how clones of Porsche Cayennes, Macans, and a number of Mercedes Benz models with impunity by Chinese manufacturers were copied. The battle between Land Rover and Landwind lasted five years.