General Motors Daewoo auto firm is suing the Chinese car manufacturer Chery Automobile Company and asking 80 million yuan (US$9.6 million). They contend Chery’s mini car QQ copied its Matiz and Spark. Chery denies. GM Daewoo claim the Chery QQ shared a remarkable body structure, exterior design, interior design and key components. Zhang Qin, vice-director of the State Intellectual Property Office is reported to have said that GM Daewoo failed to apply for a patent on its designs in China. Thus the technology was not protected on the territory.
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