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    Report: Chinese automaker looks to patent VW Taigun copy before original goes on sale
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    China. Just when we thought the People's Republic was finally developing its own unique, interesting design language and was attracting big-name manufacturers to set up design studios, this happens. This is not a Volkswagen Taigun. This is a patent filing from a company known as Jiangsu Lake ...

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    Report: Cadillac Escalade EXT gets the bad Chinese knock-off treatment
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    Chinese automakers are once again hard at work copying other automakers' designs. CarNewsChina.com recently spotted these renderings of the Shaanxi Victory S102, and it doesn't take a student of design to recognize the four-door pickup truck's front fascia as heavily influenced by the Cadillac ...

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    Report: Dongfeng does a terrible job copying Cadillac's SRX
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    Yeesh. Now, we've seen some pretty bad Chinese copies of American vehicles (blatant Ford F-150 ripoff, anyone?), but this is just... ew. What you're looking at here is a yet-to-be-named crossover from Chinese company Dongfeng, clearly stealing many of its design cues from the decidedly handsome ...

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    Official: China's JAC Heyue SC has a bit of Lotus and a dash of Ferrari in it
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    Remember JAC? It's the Chinese company so dedicated to cloning the Ford F-150 that it changed its logo to a blue oval in the grille. JAC is back with a new car for this month's Beijing Auto Show, this time showing off less consistent plagiarism and more pastiche with the Heyue SC coupe. With a ...

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    Daimler crushes unauthorized Mercedes-Benz 300 SL body
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    Replica carmakers take notice: Daimler will not tolerate copies of its signature Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. At all. And if you fail to heed this warning and build a full-size replica of a 300 SL gullwing, justice will come down like three tons of bricks upon your unlicensed creation. German customs ...

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    Report: Chinese carmaker blatantly copies Ford F-150
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    The Ford F-150 has just picked up a doppelganger in China. According to CarNewsChina, Jianghuai Auto Corporation has just unveiled its new 4R3 pickup, and sure enough, the vehicle looks to be a near carbon copy of America's best-selling truck. JAC reportedly wants to provide buyers in China, ...

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    Report: Lamborghini sues Vegas restaurant and exotic car dealer for trademark infringement
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    Does the logo at right remind you of anything? If you answered "Lamborghini", you're both right and wrong. Because it's not the Bolognese automaker's logo. Nor is it the emblem of the Tonino Lamborghini product design company, which is in fact no longer directly associated with the sportscar ...

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    Report: Ferrari bows to Ford legal pressure, renames F1 car F150th Italia [*UPDATE]
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    According to AutoWeek, Ferrari is bowing to a freshly filed Ford lawsuit, renaming its new Formula One racer the F150th Italia. Originally dubbed 'F150,' the name quickly raised the hackles of the Blue Oval's legal team, which has a longstanding claim to that alphanumeric naming convention thanks ...

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    Total Croc: Porsche suing popular shoe company over naming rights?
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    Porsche AG is known for vigorously defending its intellectual property. It's understandable, as the company has spent more than half a century building its performance-oriented automotive brand around design patents, logos, and the company's familiar vehicle nomenclature. Crocs, Inc., on the other ...

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