SHENYANG, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- U.S. electronic manufacturer, Apple Inc., won
a trademark infringement lawsuit against an electronics company based in south
China's Shenzhen City.
According to the Intermediate People's Court in Shenyang, the capital of
the Liaoning Province, New Apple Concept Digital Technology Co., Ltd., was
ordered on Tuesday to pay 400,000 yuan (58,000 U.S. dollars) for infringing on
Apple's trademark and logo.
Apple Inc. registered the trademark "APPLE" and the apple logo when it
entered China's market in 1993. It has exclusive trademark rights till 2013.
New Apple Concept Digital Technology Co., Ltd., established in Shenzhen in
2005, used the pattern of an apple with two wings as its logo. The court said it
looked similar to Apple's logo. It put the pattern on its products, wrappings
In 2006, Apple Inc. told the New Apple Concept company to stop infringing
on its trademark.
In April of this year, the New Apple Concept company was sued.
The court ordered the Shenzhen company "to stop infringement practices" and
pay damages to Apple Inc..