Metso has received a favorable decision by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court’s in China that fully supports Metso’s claims for infringement of Metso’s intellectual property rights.

The company made the 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 the company’s equipment and parts.

The companies may appeal the court’s decision.

The company is pleased by the court’s ruling that protects the company’s trademarks and goodwill in China, and by the court’s stance in enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Going forward, customers can rely on the company providing high quality products and services in China.

The company 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.