Metso has received a favourable decision by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court in China that fully supports its claim 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 immediately cease their infringement, which constituted of production and marketing of imitations of Metso’s equipment and parts. The companies may appeal the court’s decision.
Metso says it is very pleased by the court’s ruling that protects its trademarks and goodwill in China, as well as the court’s stance in enforcement of intellectual property rights. The company adds that, going forward, its customers can rely on Metso providing high quality products and services in China.
“Metso will continue to take the appropriate legal actions to protect its intellectual property in China as well as in all markets the company operates in,” says Metso in a statement.