The ripoff artists from China are bringing the phrase Grand Theft Auto to the next level - but, instead of Tommy Vercetti or thieves stealing cars for profit, the boys from the Great Wall are making cheap rip-offs of Japanese and American cars. And to add to the "Boo!" factor, one of their "masterpieces", the Brilliance BS6 (the yellow pwned car), was given a 1 star rating and a Certificate Of Pwnage by a German testing firm.
Here are more evidences of Chinese vehicular plagiarism:
The original design the Nissan engineers have made for years
Another gallery of wacky car crap: http://thirdeyedumb....s_likes_to.html
Here's a quote from Managing Intellectual Property, about the CR-V rip:
Honda sues Chinese car maker over design copy
Legal Media Group
Japanese car maker Honda is suing Chinese company Shuanghuan Auto for copying the design of its CR-V sport-utility vehicle.
Zhu Linjie of Honda China said the company had asked Shuanghuan Auto to stop production of its SR-V vehicle in September last year. When the company failed to respond, Honda launched a lawsuit in Beijing. No date has yet been set for the hearing.
Honda is the latest in a series of car manufacturers which have accused Chinese rivals of infringing their intellectual property rights.
In December last year the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled against Toyota in a case it brought over its distinctive logo.
The Japanese car maker sued Chinese company Geely for trade mark infringement and unfair competition in August, but in a ruling that surprised many IP lawyers, the judge said the two logos were "obviously different".
So, are Chinese automakers are to blame?
Edited by Huckleberry Pie, 28 June 2007 - 07:55 AM.