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Honda Battles Great Wall Motors Over Copyright Case

By David Kirton / Jun 21, 2019 02:43 PM / Business & Tech

A model of a Great Wall Motors Haval H6. Photo: VCG

A model of a Great Wall Motors Haval H6. Photo: VCG

Japanese carmaker Honda met with Great Wall Motors for another round of legal battling in a Beijing court this week as it seeks around 22.14 million yuan in ($3.2 million) in compensation from China’s top SUV seller for alleged patent infringement.

Honda claims that Great Wall’s Haval H6 model uses its patented rear door design and structure, and asked the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to order Great Wall to stop manufacturing and selling the car immediately. Great Wall shifted 450,000 Haval H6 cars last year, making it the company’s top-selling model.

While the case is ongoing, Honda was likely buoyed by British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover PLC’s victory in a similar patent infringement case against Jiangling Motors in March this year, in what Jaguar hailed as a ‘first’ for international car manufacturers in China’s courts.

Read the full story later today on Caixin Global. 

Related: Jaguar Land Rover Wins Case Against Chinese Copycat — in China

Contact reporter David Kirton (david.kirton@caixin.com)


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