Champion clothing brand owner wins Chinese counterfeit suit

HanesBrands, the owner of the Champion clothing brand, has own a trademark infringement suit in China against defendants accused of counterfeiting its products.

The case involved the production and distribution of counterfeit Champion products and the operation of unauthorised Champion retail outlets by six defendants.

The Champion brand – which includes casual and sportswear sporting a distinctive ‘C’ in its logo – is HanesBrands’ second-largest product line and often targeted by counterfeiters.

The defendants – identified as Hurricane, Chengda, Rainbow Wing, Fuxun, Yunma and Wu Zhanghao – were ordered to immediately cease all infringement of the Champion brand and ordered to pay fines of more than $600,000.

“The case marks a significant victory for the Champion brand,” said Jon Ram, president, global activewear, at HanesBrands. “We will continue to aggressively defend our intellectual property in China and around the world.”

Photo by Maksim Larin on Unsplash

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