One of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings”, Cantopop star Aaron Kwok has won US$144,000 in damages from a Chinese company which used his portrait in marketing promotions without his permission. Photo: SCMP Composite
One of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings”, Cantopop star Aaron Kwok has won US$144,000 in damages from a Chinese company which used his portrait in marketing promotions without his permission. Photo: SCMP Composite

Heavenly King’s ransom: Hong Kong Cantopop star Aaron Kwok lands US$144,000 payout over illegal use of his image in mainland China

  • One of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings” of Cantopop had sought 5 million yuan (US$718,000) in damages from Guangdong firm which illegally used his image
  • Mainland authorities highlight the singer-actor’s case as one “typical” of infringements in the Greater Bay Area

One of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings”, Cantopop star Aaron Kwok has won US$144,000 in damages from a Chinese company which used his portrait in marketing promotions without his permission. Photo: SCMP Composite
One of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings”, Cantopop star Aaron Kwok has won US$144,000 in damages from a Chinese company which used his portrait in marketing promotions without his permission. Photo: SCMP Composite
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