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China cracks down on counterfeiters

Peter Ollier and Janice Qu, Hong Kong

A Shanghai court has awarded Rmb1.25 million ($182,000) to Diageo in a landmark case against a Shanghai company that was copying the trade dress of its bestselling Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky

The November 27 decision by the No 2 Intermediate People's Court was for an anti-unfair competition passing-off action rather than trade mark infringement.

Diageo argued that Blueblood (Shanghai) Wine Co Ltd was using the same square bottle as Johnnie Walker...

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