Recently, the verdict of Tesla v. "Tesla Beer" trademark infringement was announced, and the verdict was "reject the appeal and uphold the original verdict". In other words, Tesla won this case.
According to reports, the court determined that Tesla series trademarks were well-known trademarks and sentenced the defendant Zhongyin Food Co., Ltd. ("Tesla Beer") to immediately stop infringing upon the exclusive right to use Tesla series trademarks and stop unfair competition. compensate Tesla 5 million yuan, and issued a public statement in the press to eliminate the impact. Since then, "Tesla Beer" filed an appeal, and the latest online judgment shows that the court of second instance "rejected the appeal and upheld the original verdict."
It is understood that since 2019, China drink Food Co., Ltd. has launched a series of alcoholic drinks named Tesla soda and Tesla Beer on the market, with the trademark Tesla T-shaped logo, and the promotion often includes the words "American pre-blended pioneer brand", "international top brand", and even Tesla Model X appears in the promotion map. Tesla filed a lawsuit against the company because a large number of consumers were misled by the incident. In this judgment, Tesla series trademarks were recognized as "well-known trademarks" by the court, so the behavior of "Tesla Beer" improperly used Tesla's long-term accumulated goodwill to compete in the market. Tesla's cars and names were repeatedly used in propaganda to mislead consumers, which existed subjective malice and constituted trademark infringement.
Data show that Zhongyin Food Co., Ltd. was founded in 2019, located in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, is a research and experimental development-based enterprises. According to Tianyan information, the company has applied for a total of 221 trademarks, most of which are related to "Tesla". Among them, including "TESILA", "Tesla gold quality", "Tesla Zhenpin", "Tesla" and other related trademarks, trademark status including "rejected review", "trademark has been registered", "trademark invalid" and so on.
In fact, this is not the first time Tesla has been "rubbed hot". On Aug. 7, the Hunan High Court and the people's Court of Tianxin District in Changsha posted on official account the details of the verdict that Tesla won the lawsuit against counterfeit used car dealers.
It is understood that first and second-hand car dealers in Changsha, Hunan Province, use a large number of signs such as "Tesla" and "TESILA" in shops and shops, and register Tesla's registered trademark as a firm to sell used cars, and the poster uses "the only Tesla used car chain franchise in the country" to carry out misleading false propaganda, which makes people mistakenly think that there is a specific cooperation or relationship with Tesla. In August last year, Tesla sued Tesla for trademark and copyright infringement of used cars. In the end, the court ruled that Tesla won the case. The first instance ruled that the defendant immediately stopped infringing upon the plaintiff's exclusive right to use the registered trademark, immediately stopped infringing on the plaintiff's copyright, immediately stopped the unfair competition behavior of false propaganda, and stopped using the enterprise name with the word "Tesla". At the same time, he compensated Tesla for economic losses and reasonable rights protection expenses of 300000 yuan, and rejected other claims of the plaintiff.
According to Automotive Industry concern, as an important part of intellectual property rights, trademarks are of great significance to the development of enterprises and guide consumption. Trademark is not only the basis of an enterprise, but also a symbol of its reputation and quality, so it is also important for enterprises to enhance their awareness of trademark protection and protect their trademarks in time, because this is not only the protection of the rights of enterprises, but also the protection of consumers. avoid shanzhai trademarks misleading consumers and disturbing market order.
Welcome to subscribe to the WeChat public account "Automotive Industry Focus" to get the first-hand insider information on the automotive industry and talk about things in the automotive circle. Welcome to break the news! WeChat ID autoWechat
On March 2, Chery Holdings Group (hereinafter referred to as "Chery Group") released the latest monthly sales figures. According to the data, Chery Group sold 143155 vehicles in February 2024, an increase of 37.8% over the same period last year. The cumulative sales volume from January to February was 348019, up 69.5% from a year earlier. Chery Holdings
Recently, affected by the previous illegal incidents such as data fraud, the sales of Dafa cars decreased significantly in February. Data show that Daihatsu sold just over 9000 vehicles in Japan in February, down 82 per cent from the same period last year. Relevant data show that Daihatsu earlier made small-engine cars in Japan.
On the evening of March 1, Xiaopeng's official Weibo post responded to the "Xiaopeng P7 Suzhou accident". Xiaopeng Automobile said: "at 07:52 on February 29, 2024, a Xiaopeng P7 traffic accident occurred in Wujiang District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. We express great pain for the casualties caused by the accident."
On March 2, Changan Automobile issued an official statement to clarify the incident of "spontaneous combustion as soon as the vehicle left the 4S store". Changan Automobile said in a statement that Changan Automobile was concerned that some online media forwarded videos of Changan users and made false reports under the title of "spontaneous combustion" and "just out of 4S store." Now, according to the circumstances of the incident,
According to the national enterprise credit information publicity system, industrial and commercial changes have taken place in Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., Zhu Yanfeng stepped down as legal representative and chairman, and Yang Qing took over. At the same time, a number of managers of the company also changed. According to the data, Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. was established in May 2003 with a registered capital of 16.
Passat and China Insurance Research once again became the focus of public opinion yesterday-how difficult is it to restore trust? The 2019 Passat broke the all-time low score of 25% offset collision in the collision assessment of Baoyan C-IASI in the middle of last year. The A-pillar bending firewall invaded the cab, the steering wheel also "ran off" with airbags, and the test dummies were seriously injured. Of course, the hearts of millions of Passat owners are also hurt. However, after the adjustment of the minor changes, SAIC Volkswagen manufacturers voluntarily applied to the China Insurance Research C-IASI for a collision test of the 2020 Passat, so there was a second collision of the latest issue of Quan you.
As of April 2, the three major domestic car brands have released first-quarter delivery data. Overall, the three new car-building forces delivered a total of 17259 cars in March and 45979 in the first quarter. Data show that there are three models on sale: the ES6, the ES8 and the EC6, which delivered a total of 7257 vehicles in March. Of these, 1529 were delivered by ES8, 3152 by ES6 and 2576 by EC6. In the first quarter of this year, the cumulative delivery volume of NIO has reached 20060. Recently, the brand new car of Xilai car.
As the COVID-19 epidemic swept through Italy, some carmakers and parts makers have closed factories in Italy, cut capacity and moved workers elsewhere, Reuters reported. This is just the beginning. The COVID-19 epidemic is plaguing the beleaguered car industry, and European carmakers will face the risk of capacity cuts, factory closures and even layoffs. In an effort to prevent the spread of the epidemic in Italy, Fiat Chrysler said in a statement on Wednesday that factories in Italy would implement new measures to support the national response to the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. The company will close production at four factories in Italy, including production.
On July 31st, nominated by Stellantis Group and approved by the board of directors of Guangzhou Auto Fiat Chrysler Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Guangzhou Auto Fick"), Ashwani Muppasani was appointed President of Guangzhou Auto Fick, who will be fully responsible for the operation and management of the Jeep brand in China. The appointment took effect on 22 July 2021. It is understood that Muanze was stationed in Guangzhou Auto Fick from the Stellantis Group to Grr é goire Oli..., a member of the global executive committee of the Stellantis Group and chief operating officer in China.
Tesla plays a leading role in the development of new energy models in the United States, while there has been no news from the traditional carmakers in Detroit. A few days ago, according to foreign media reports, General Motors (GM) has applied for a car trademark called "Bolt EUV", suggesting that it will launch a new electric vehicle based on the former Chevrolet Bolt EV platform. GM unveiled its "pure electric zero emission strategic plan" on October 2, 2017, saying it would launch two new models based on Bolt pure electric vehicles by 2020 and 20 new pure electric vehicles by 2023.