| Updated: Jul 18, 2017 3:41:02 PM
Moet Hennessy has won a court case against wine auction house Acker Merrall & Condit concerning a counterfeit bottle of Krug Collection 1947 presented by the auction house in its sales catalogue in Hong Kong in September 2012.
The Champagne house made the announcement through a press release and said it brought the case before the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for “trademark infringement and passing off”.
In the final ruling, Acker Merrall & Condit acknowledged and admitted that it infringed upon Moët Hennessy registered trademarks, and passed off a product as a genuine Krug Champagne.
In a statement sent to dbHK, John Kapon, chairman of the auction house, said he is “pleased” to have settled the case amicably and it was “wholly unintentional, infringement of certain of MHCS’s registered Hong Kong trademarks,” stressing that the case involves only one bottle of “tens of thousands” Krug Champagne sold through Acker Asia and its affiliated entities.
(Source: The Drinks Business)