Tesla gets sued in China for trademark infringement

Tesla faces new legal problems in China with trademark infringement suit pending.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Thu, Jul 10 2014 10:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Tesla is one of the most successful electric carmakers in the world and the company wants to expand into China. Back in January, Tesla had announced that it had settled a trademark infringement case between it and a Chinese businessman named Zhan Baosheng who had registered the Tesla trademark in China before the automaker entered the market.

Tesla gets sued in China for trademark infringement | TweakTown.com

Zhan has now sued Tesla in a Chinese court again over trademark infringement. He is demanding that Tesla stop all sales and marketing activities in the country, and shut the doors on its showrooms and charging facilities.

Zhan is also demanding a payment of 23.9 million Yuan, which is about $3.85 million in the US. The case is set to be heard by a Chinese court on August 5. Tesla believes that China will be its biggest market for cars.

NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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