Source: World Wide Web
Source: World Wide Web
According to the fast science and technology report, recently, the final supreme law rejected JMC Holdings Co., Ltd.'s retrial application based on reasons such as insufficient grounds and incorrect facts, and ruled that Landwind X7 copied the Land Rover Range Rover Aurora design. Since then, the Land Rover plagiarism case that has lasted for many years is finally settled and Land Rover wins the lawsuit.
According to the data of Tianyan Check, Jiangling Holdings' operating entity is Jiangling Holdings Co., Ltd., which was established in November 2004 with a registered capital of RMB 2 billion and its legal representative is Xu Jun. In the company's shareholder information, Aichi Motors Co., Ltd. is the company's largest shareholder with a 50.00% shareholding; Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. and Jiangling Motors Group Co., Ltd. each hold 25.00%.
According to the fast technology report, Land Rover Aurora is the most popular SUV model in China, which has directly brought a number of domestic models, of which the Landwind X7 is the best.
The biggest "bright spot" of the Landwind X7 is its appearance. When it first came out, it could be described as a high imitation Land Rover Aurora, but its price of about 100,000 yuan was only 1/4 of the Land Rover Aurora. This model was very popular and sold more than 20,000 vehicles a month.
According to Weibo Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover has accused Jiangling Motors of plagiarizing the Landwind X7 model since June 2016, during which the China Intellectual Property Office also declared that the external design patent of the Range Rover Aurora model was invalid. Finally, in March 2019, the Chaoyang District Court of Beijing ruled that the design of five models of the Landwind X7 car was a direct copy of the design of the Land Rover Range Rover Aurora. According to the court ruling, JMC immediately ceased the "unfair competition behavior" involved in the case, immediately discontinued production and sale of two specific models of the Landwind X7, issued a statement on the official website and the media, and paid 1.5 million yuan in compensation to Jaguar Land Rover.
According to the data of Tianyan Inspection, there were multiple judgments related to trademarks and patents by JMC Holding Co., Ltd. and Land Rover Co., Ltd., the latest of which was December 27, 2019. The Supreme People's Court rejected JMC Holding Co., Ltd.'s retrial application.