On June 4th 2007, Groupe Danone filed a Complaint in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, USA, against Ever Maple Trading Ltd, a British Virgin Islands
International Business Company, Hangzhou Hongsheng Beverage Co Ltd, and two individuals (US citizen or US green card holder) related to these companies.
According to the records of Hangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce of China, the Hangzhou Wahaha Food and Beverage Sales Co Ltd is a 100% owned subsidiary of Hangzhou Hongsheng
Beverage Co Ltd, which is controlled by Ever Maple Trading Ltd. Hangzhou Wahaha Food and Beverage Sales Co Ltd is illegally selling products which are the same as those sold by Wahaha Joint
Ventures and is making unlawful use of the Joint Ventures’ distributors and suppliers.
Groupe Danone has filed this US based Complaint to put a stop to the Defendants’ collective scheme to wrongfully interfere with its customer relationships and business prospects.