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has received a favourable decision by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court's in China that fully supports the Finnish global quarrying and mining equipment market manufacturer’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 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
In a statement, Metso said: “Metso is 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 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.”