Wahaha in Danone Arbitration Move – BBC News

13danone550.jpgFrom BBC News:

Wahaha , China’s largest drinks maker, is to go to arbitration in a trademark dispute with its French food partner, Danone , over who owns the Wahaha brand.

Wahaha is one of China’s best-known brands of bottled water and drinks. Hangzhou Wahaha Group agreed in 1996 to transfer the Wahaha brand to a Danone joint venture, Hangzhou Wahaha Food.

But the move did not get approval from China’s state trademark office, Wahaha says, and is now seeking arbitration, in the latest twist of an ongoing row. [Full Text]

See also Danone’s China Strategy Is Set Back from CDT.

-Click here to read the analytical report from Business Report: Danone’s Chinese Thriller Is Common Tale.

June 18, 2007 11:45 AM
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