A city court has ordered a Zhejiang-based beer company to pay Harbin Brewery Group Ltd 400,000 yuan ($64,717) for employing packaging that bore too much of a resemblance to its competitor’s, Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People’s Court announced Monday. The court ruled that the defendant, Xiyingmen Beer Co Ltd, had infringed on Harbin Brewery’s well-known trademark and caused the plaintiff to lose money due to customer confusion, according to a court press release…Full-text article: The Global Times Apr 2013

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  • From 2004 to 2011, Harbin Brewery ranked among China’s top 10 breweries in terms of production volumes and sales

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