Lawsuits

Honda versus Shuanghuan Auto

Accusation: Honda accused Shuanghuan's Laibao SRV of copying its CR-V.

Date: November 2003.
Court: Beijing High People's Court, China.
Claim: 100 million yuan.
Judgement: No hearing was ever held at the court.
In March 2007 the China's State Intellectual Property Office made the decision declaring Honda's patent for design invalid, which means that Honda's outer design of the Honda CR-V would not be protected by China's IP laws.