China – large damages award for infringement of Jaguar trade marks

The prominent British-American automobile company registered its Jaguar trade marks in China in 1992 and used them on a wide range of products including clothes, glasses and perfumes.

It opened shops for the sale of these products in Beijing and Shanghai. On becoming aware of large scale infringement taking place, it commenced trade mark infringement proceedings in the Hangzhou Intermediate Court (杭州市中级人民法院). The Court granted an injunction, ordered the Defendant to destroy all infringing products and logos and awarded damages of 6.08 million RMB (approx. US$935,000).