- Now the Shanghai Zhabei District Court sentenced golf club distributor Chen Hui to imprisonment for 3.5 years and a fine of approximately $3,700 USD (RMB30,000).
- The golf club retailer, Ms. Bai Hong, was sentenced to imprisonment for 6 months jail, one year of probation and a fine of approximately $2,500 (RMB20,000) after Bai provided assistance to law enforcement that helped lead to the arrest and conviction of Chen Hui.
According to section 7 (articles 213-220) of the Criminal Law of the PRC (March 14, 1997, which came into effect on October 1, 1997) that addresses infringement of intellectual property the court ruled that the threshold of 'larger sales volume' were reached.
See article 214:
Knowingly selling merchandise under a faked trademark with a relatively large sales volume shall be punished with imprisonment or criminal detention of less than three years, or a seperately imposed fine; in cases involving a larger sales volume , with imprisonment of more than three years but less than seven years, and with a fine.
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