An order for a Chinese wine company to pay damages to Chateau Lafite Rothschild for illegal use of its trademark led a compilation of case results detailed on Friday [22 April 2016] by a court in east China to show its success in prosecuting intellectual property infringements. The court in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, ordered Falaiya Wine Co. to pay 150,000 yuan (about 23,000 U.S. dollars) to Chateau Lafite Rothschild for selling 849 bottles of wine bearing the word “Lafite” on their labels but not produced by the world-famous Chateau…Full Article: Apr 2016

Key Point

  • In 2015, Chateau Lafite Rothschild brought its complaint of counterfeit wines to Chinese courts.

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  • In the past, Château Lafite Rothschild of France has invested in developing Shandong Province’s wine industry.
  • ASC Fine Wines (Shanghai) imports wines from 15 different countries (~1,200 wine varieties) and has close business relationships with the famed Bordeaux wineries of Château Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, and Château Latour. Vats Liquor Chain Store (Beijing) also imports and distributes wine from Château Lafite Rothschild.

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