Coca-Cola Settles Chinese Trademark Dispute

Law360, New York (January 8, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Coca-Cola and a Chinese soft drinks maker have settled out of court over an alleged trademark infringement case regarding the branding of a fruit juice marketed on the mainland, the China Daily reported.

The two sides reached an agreement after a hearing began in a Shanghai court over a suit filed by Shanghai Yaqing Industry & Trade Co Ltd against Coca-Cola and its local distributor Shanghai Shenmei Drinks & Food Co Ltd over the Coca-Cola’s trademark for Qoo, a fruit juice launched in 1999.

Yaqing, local...
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