The Shanghai court ordered the German company Puma, engaged in production of sports products, to pay a fine of 2.9 million yuan (about 421 thousand dollars.) for use of the logo of the Chinese company. This writes the newspaper Shanghai Daily.
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It is noted that according to the court of Huangpu district, Puma must pay a fine to the Shanghai Corporation for the production of woolen goods “Henyansyah” (Hengyuanxiang) for use in 2015 its logo on their products.
According to the publication, we are talking about the logo “Henyansyah”, which she recorded in March 2014. It is a stylized image of a sheep’s head, reminiscent of an ancient Chinese hieroglyph. In 2015, Puma released a series of footwear and apparel in honor of the year of the sheep, which used a similar logo — the only difference was in size.
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The representatives of the Puma company insisted that just used common hieroglyphic sign. However, the court ruled that the company’s use of Puma this logo would mislead buyers who might think that the production of a special series this company connected with the Corporation “Henyansyah”.
During the investigation it was found that Puma earned by selling clothes and shoes with the logo about 6 million yuan. Almost half of the funds the court ordered to pay the company “Henyansyah” as compensation.
Earlier, the company Puma has also become a party to a curious event. During a match at the European championship in football four players of the national team of Switzerland during a fight with the French had to change due to porugavshis t-shirts Puma.
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