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Bordeaux wine trade association wins case against fake Bordeaux wines in China

The Bordeaux Wine Industry Association has achieved a landmark victory in its decade-long fight against counterfeiting in China, with one counterfeiter receiving a suspended 18-month jail sentence.

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According to the Bordeaux Wine Industry Association, this is the first time that China has successfully brought criminal proceedings against Bordeaux wine counterfeiters.

On June 4, a Shanghai Pudong court sentenced the counterfeiter to 18 months in prison. The unnamed forger had displayed fake Bordeaux wines at the Chengdu Wine Fair in March last year.

The counterfeiter"s company was also fined 100,000 RMB and the individual was fined 50,000 RMB for trademark infringement involving nearly 10,000 bottles of wine.

The decision is a very important step forward in the fight against counterfeit Bordeaux wines, the Bordeaux Wine Industry Association said in a statement.

This case could be the catalyst that encourages Chinese authorities to pursue similar cases with success. The imposition of prison sentences will serve as a significant deterrent to counterfeiters.