Under Armour successfully ends copying by Uncle Martian
Under Armour has won a major victory against the Chinese sportswear company Fujian Ting Fei Long Sports Products Co Ltd, which had used confusingly similar logos to Under Armour (see below) for its Uncle Martian branded sports footwear. The People’s Higher Court of China’s Fujian Province ruled in favour of Under Armour, finding that Ting Fei Long’s acts constituted trademark infringement and unfair competition, and awarded the plaintiff Rmb2 million (approximately US$300,000). This case is also important because of the preliminary injunction awarded before the matter was tried in full.
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