In a shocking twist of fate and hypocrisy, Chinese automaker Chery, known for using ripped-off designs from established automakers for some of its own cars like many Chinese automakers do, is suing Mercedes-Benz in Chinese court for trademark infringement, according to Reuters. The Chinese government is notoriously relaxed when it comes to its own companies plagiarizing designs from other automakers, but this time the tables are turned.

Chinese Automaker Design Rip-Offs from Beijing 2016

Apparently, it’s hard for Chinese-owned automakers to employ designers with any originality. It’s not that some of the newest Chinese cars look bad (they don’t), it’s just that, once again, they’re near carbon copies of vehicles done by Western automakers. You know the drill by now. With the 2016 Beijing Auto Show currently going on, we figured now would be a good time to present five of the latest Chinese automotive design clones. We’re still shocked they actually get away with this.

China’s Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes over green car brand-

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd

[CHERY.UL] has filed a complaint with the country’s trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz’s use of the “EQ” name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) unit in the world’s largest electric car market.

A Chery spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that the automaker had filed a complaint with the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, which it hopes will bar Mercedes from using the name in China.

Mercedes showed off a concept car for its forthcoming line of electric vehicles last year, saying it would build its first EQ car in a German factory by the end of the decade. The automaker said last year it could make EQ in China but did not give a launch date.

A Mercedes spokeswoman said in a written statement late on Thursday that the company had filed trademark applications regarding EQ with relevant authorities, but did not have further information.A ruling in Chery’s favor would be a blow to Mercedes in a key market for new-energy vehicles as more electric cars are sold in China than the rest of the world combined, thanks in part to government initiatives targeting air pollution.

China’s central government aggressively promotes green cars to fight intense urban smog and is urging its domestic industry to leap forward in automotive technology.