Land Rover Finally Wins Case Against Chinese Evoque Clone

Following years of battles in Chinese courts, Jaguar Land Rover has finally emerged a winner in the case against Landwind and its Evoque clone called the X7.

The Beijing Chaoyang District Court found that the original Range Rover Evoque featured five unique design elements that were copied directly by Jiangling, owners of Landwind and creators of the X7, ordering the Chinese company to cease production and sales immediately, as well as pay the British car maker a compensation.

Jaguar Land Rover described the decision as the first of its kind in supporting a foreign company in the car industry.

Keith Benjamin, Jaguar Land Rover’s global head of legal, said: “We welcome this decision of the Beijing court, which further strengthens our confidence in investing in China and in the fairness of intellectual property adjudication in the Chinese courts.

“This ruling is a clear sign of the law being implemented appropriately to protect consumers and uphold their rights so that they are not confused or misled, whilst protecting business investment in design and innovation.”

The Landwind X7 was first unveiled at the 2015 Guangzhou Motor Show and launched in the Chinese market featuring a starting price almost three times smaller than the original Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque clone proved very popular with customers in China, adding further insult to injury, but the British manufacturer stood on its ground and after almost three years of court battles, justice was finally served.

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  • cat

    Cool this Will learm to landwind no to copy without permission!!!!

  • McFly

    Good! A step in the right direction for China.

  • Karl

    Finally! So there is justice after all in China,a big victory for the protection of intellectual property rights.

  • KAG25

    They really didn’t bother to change anything on it, I guess car companies only have copy machines and not engineers.

  • no25

    Good! hopefully this will inspire other brands to do so

  • LJ

    If this happened with all of the technology/products the Chinese have stolen/copied (which is just about everything), their economy would implode.

  • Bram Morel

    Evoque exists in manual as well…

  • Well, that’s a surprise… And a good news, it will push Chinese to be more creative.

    • McFly

      On the other hand, be careful what you wish for. Chinese contractors have been taking over more and more “creative” tasks like engineering and design for western brands the last decades. Very soon they will not need us anymore, except as consumers.

  • Carparral

    But Landwind X7 is faclifted and little bit different from evoque.
    If Landwind can sell facelifted version of X7, This is meaningless…
    I hope not.

  • Mr. EP9

    That’s rare

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    YES!

  • Six_Tymes

    good, finally justice. now, if Jeep could do the same and win against the company that is copying their design, then fairness wins. I mean seriously, go do some work and create something new on your own, its not like those Chinese companies dont have money to do so.

    • cinnamonchic

      Chinese culture see copying as a complement. it is not a negative thing. Its a sharing culture. Imagine if they took actions against their ships| compass | fireworks | guns | porcelain plate.,.that eat off every day. We still call it “fine china”. The West lives off everyone culture and invention but ask like 90% of the planet owes them their leapfrog technology. THERE WOULD BE NO RANGE ROVER without China. because Europeans will still be stuck with those roman rowboats and all the other continents will be still STANDING in strength. where is that justice? you think I like having the common cold or flu… but that is another topic of giving

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