Bad news for Double Ring:
MUNICH — A court has banned German sales of an SUV made by Chinese automaker Shuanghuan.
The court in Munich ruled that Shuanghuan’s CEO infringes BMW’s design rights. BMW claims the CEO closely resembles its X5 premium SUV. It started legal proceedings last September to stop CEO sales in Germany.
Shuanghuan’s German importer China Automobile Deutschland denied that the CEO infringes BMW’s design rights.
Managing Director Karl Schloessl told Automotive News Europe that the CEO was a totally different car from the X5. “Even when you look at some BMWs and some Audis, there are similarities,” he said.
Schloessl said that he planned to appeal against the court ruling. ‘It is a one-sided judgment, but of course it was made in Munich. It’s a BMW city,” he said.
Previously on CCT: BMW upset by X5 clone.