New Balance celebrates a win against Chinese copycat New Barlun
The American sportswear company New Balance has won a major case against one of China's most famous copycat brands. New Barlun was judged by Shanghai Huangpu District Court on January 5, 2021, to pay New Balance RMB 25 million in damages for trademark infringement. This compensation is one of the largest granted to an IP holder in the sportswear sector in a Chinese court .
This decision is the latest in a longstanding legal battle between New Balance and New Barlun. New Balance's battle against the copycat brand has now lasted 16 years....