Friday, July 20, 2012
Double Take - Is That? . . . No, It Isn't
Terra, a Portuguese news website, reports the Court of Rio de Janeiro suspended an interim injunction that prohibited the sale and importation of Chinese Lifan 320 car. BMW is trying to get the car off the market because it considers it a "generic" MINI Cooper. In May, the court had banned the sale of the model. Judge Luciano Rinaldi decided that not allowing the entry of the Chinese model in Brazil is only valid when there is a consolidated view on the subject. While the MINI costs 150,000 Real in Brazil, the Lifan 320 costs 30,000 Real.