Jaguar wins landmark case against Chinese copy of Evoque model

Carmaker says ruling is first for industry, which complains of cheap Chinese replicas

Jaguar Land Rover has won a landmark court case against a Chinese firm that was selling a copycat of its Evoque model for a fraction of the price.

A court in Beijing ruled Jiangling Motor Corporation’s (JMC) Landwind X7 had five specific features that were directly copied from the Range Rover Evoque, leading to confusion among customers.

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