A Shanghai court has found Liu Mouyang guilty of criminal trade mark infringement. Mouyang was in the business of repackaged and reselling Ferreo Rocher’s heavenly chocolates, which also saw Mouyang reprint the logo.
Mouyang bought the chocolates in bulk and put them into smaller packages that featured the branding, which was illegally manufactured along with the packaging, and sold them for a higher price. Further, he hired a third party to manufacture the Ferrero Rocher packaging bearing the trade marks, without authorisation. Approximately 5.65million labels were created.
Mouyang pleaded guilty to infringement and voluntarily paid compensation. The court sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment, 5 year suspended sentence and a fine of 300,000 yuan (equivalent to $46,000).
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