"Things are different in China", alleged trademark squatter claims after court win

In January, wine seller Castel Freres SAS lost the latest battle in a decade-long dispute with a Chinese company over the KA SI TE (卡斯特) trademark in China. However, the Supreme People’s Court decision to significantly reduce the damages meant some observers saw it as a win for Castel. In subsequent comments made to World Trademark Review, a representative for Panati emphasised the court’s affirmation that it is the rightful owner of the KA SI TE name.

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