[THE INVESTOR] Amorepacific announced on July 26 that it has won a lawsuit against Chinese cosmetics firm Shanghai Weierya for infringing its trademarks.
According to Amorepacific, the appellate court Pudong New Area People’s Court ordered the Chinese firm to pay 500,000 yuan (US$73,397.61) as compensation for its financial losses. It also ordered the firm to pay an additional 47,000 yuan as settlement money.
“Shanghai Weierya’s Sulansoo products are banned from sales in China now,” an Amorepacific spokesperson told The Investor.
Amorepacific Sulwhasoo's knockoff Sulansoo
Back in 2015, Amorepacific noted that Shanghai Weierya was selling a brand called Sulansoo, almost identical to its popular premium cosmetic brand Sulwhasoo, and filed a trademark rights lawsuit.
In September last year, the Chinese court found Shanghai Weierya guilty of intruded the trademark rights noting that “Shanghai Weierya’s product can clearly confuse consumers and may harm Amorepacific’s reputation in the future.”
Last November, Amorepacific also won a lawsuit against a Chinese e-commerce firm that counterfeited the official website of its brand Laneige.
By Song Seung-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org