Metso receive favourable court decision in China on infringement of their intellectual property rights
METSO have received a favourable decision by the Pudong New Area People’s Court in Shanghai, China, that fully supports the Finnish company’s claims against Shenyang Sanland Mining Equipment Manufacture Co. and Shenyang Sanland Crusher and Grinder Equipment Manufacture Co. Ltd for infringement of Metso’s intellectual property rights.
The court ordered the two companies to cease their infringement, which constituted of production and marketing of imitations of Metso’s equipment and parts, with immediate effect. The companies may appeal the court’s decision.
A spokesperson for Metso said: ‘We very pleased by the court’s ruling that protects Metso’s trademarks and goodwill in China, and by the court’s stance in enforcement of intellectual property rights. Going forward, our customers can rely on Metso providing high-quality products and services in China.’
Metso say they will continue to take the appropriate legal actions to protect their intellectual property in China as well as all other markets the company operates in.