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Chinese company reclaims brand in Germany

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

Beijing-based bean curd maker Wangzhihe has won the appeal of its trade mark infringement lawsuit against a German supermarket in Munich, but the closely-watched litigation has so far failed to persuade more Chinese companies to register their brands abroad

On Thursday last week the Bavarian Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of German supermarket Okai and found that its registration of the Wangzhihe mark amounted to unfair competition.

The case has been widely covered in China’s domestic media since the...

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