British automaker Jaguar won its case against a Chinese company it claimed had copied one of its popular models.
According to reports, a Chinese court ruled against Jiangling Motor Corporation, ruling that the company’s Landwind X7 copied several features directly from the Land Rover Evoque, which is created by Jaguar. The case had been ongoing for three years. Courts ruled that production of the Landwind, which sold for a fraction of the price of the Evoque, be halted immediately. Jianglin will also pay compensation to Jaguar.
Experts believe the ruling is likely to encourage other western carmakers to target their Chinese counterparts for similar suits.