The Piaggio Group reported an 11.6% drop in net sales for the first quarter of 2013, the result of a struggling economy and unseasonably cold weather in Europe and a flatlining two-wheeler market in Vietnam. There was however some good news in North America, Vespa sales in India and a 27.8% increase in Moto Guzzi […]
Chinese Piaggio MP3 Knockoff Seized From EICMA Floor for Copyright Infringement
Here’s an EICMA highlight for you, readers. Italian police officers seized a Chinese-made scooter from the showroom floor for copyright infringement.
Authorities seized the three-wheeled Yiben YB 250 ZKT under grounds of copyright infringement and falsification because it too closely resembled a Piaggio MP3.
Though the seized Yiben YB 250 ZKT pictured above is partially covered by a tarp, we can clearly see two wheels at the front, just like the Piaggio MP3, and a similar looking grille.
Yiben is part of the Taizhou City Kaitong Motorcycle Manufacture company, claiming “a good reputation with clients both at home and abroad for their reliable quality, innovative designs, and reasonable prices” on its official website.
The website also has a page in its “About Us” section labeled “Honor”. That section is blank.