06 Jun '11, 11am

Dick and Cowboy awarded 1.75m yuan in Diking Jeans lawsuit: SHENYANG, CHINA: Taiwanese singer Dick and Cowboy, w...

Dick and Cowboy awarded 1.75m yuan in Diking Jeans lawsuit: SHENYANG, CHINA: Taiwanese singer Dick and Cowboy, w...

SHENYANG, CHINA: Taiwanese singer Dick and Cowboy, was awarded 1.75 million yuan (S$331,000) in damages, after winning a lawsuit against clothing company Diking Jeans for infringing his right of publicity. The Beijing-based company had used Lin's image to market their products online and on television, even after his endorsement deal with the company had expired. This caused many of their customers to have the misconception that 51-year-old singer was still a spokesperson for the brand. The clothing company profited handsomely from it, becoming one of the most well-known clothing brands in China and receiving orders for some 500,000 pairs of jeans in June last year. The courts ordered Diking Jeans to stop using Lin's image on its product advertisements immediately, and to publish an apology on their official website, as well as on another popular Chinese website. "Hopefull...

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