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Tea Lawsuit Filed In Zhejiang

Issued: September 04 2014

The industry association of the West Lake Longjing Tea in Hangzhou has filed a lawsuit against a local supermarket chain, claiming that it sold tea labeled as West Lake Longjing without authorization.


The plaintiff explained that West Lake Longjing is a geographical indication that only applies to certain types of tea grown in a certain area around the West Lake in Hangzhou.


It is asking for damages of Rmb200,000 (US$33,000), according to China Daily.


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