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Wahaha Joint Venture Company

Piracy judgments sound, but enforcement an issue

Although China has relatively sound legislation on intellectual property rights, as required by the World Trade Organisation, enforcing them to combat piracy was a different matter, said Si Weijiang, one of the mainland's top IPR lawyers.

Thursday, 14 July, 2011, 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The article 'Court dismisses Danone appeal against arbitration ruling' published on Wednesday should have said Wahaha is suing auditing firm KPMG. The court case is not related to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Danone COO steps down from Wahaha Joint Ventures

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Xinjiang court deals Danone further setback

French food giant Groupe Danone has been dealt yet another setback two weeks after a Xinjiang court threw out the company's suit against Zong Qinghou, president of estranged partner and the mainland's largest drinks maker, Wahaha Group.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Wahaha wins latest round in Danone battle

The mainland's largest drinks maker Wahaha Group has made its first score against France's Groupe Danone in their drawn-out dispute as a Hangzhou arbitration court ruled that Wahaha is the owner of their joint-venture brand, according to a mainland media report.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

BVI court 'freezes assets of Wahaha assets'

Groupe Danone said assets of Wahaha's 10 offshore companies were frozen until further order from British Virgin Islands(BVI) court, after the mainland's State Trademark Office turned down a transfer of the Wahaha brand to the venture between the two disputing parties.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Danone still hopes to mend ties with Wahaha despite row

French food giant Groupe Danone still hopes to patch up the rift with its joint-venture partner Wahaha Group despite an increasingly bitter and public dispute over alleged contract violations.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Feud highlights pitfalls of ill-defined joint ventures

The dispute between Groupe Danone and Hangzhou Wahaha Group is a result of a poor understanding of each other's goals and the evolving needs of both parties while they have grown and prospered in the mainland beverage market, experts said.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Wahaha-Danone tensions spread to factory floor

Rising tensions between Paris-based Groupe Danone and Hangzhou Wahaha Group over their troubled joint venture has spread to the factory floor, with Chinese workers rejecting the new French chairman of the partnership.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Green light for Danone links

Shenzhen Health Mineral Water said shareholders approved, at an extraordinary general meeting, proposals to form two joint ventures with Danone Asia. The company said it would take a 51 per cent stake in Xili, a new joint-venture firm with registered capital of 200 million yuan (about HK$186 million).

25 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

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