As reported by The People’s Network, on Apr.26th 2005, China’s Supreme Court publicized the Ten Typical Legal Cases involving the acknowledgement of well-known trademarks. Sinochem’s lawsuit against Zhejiang Zhonghua Network Joint-stock Company and Shanghai Zhonghua Network Company Ltd was selected.
On May.19th 2004, Beijing Higher People’s Court made the final judgment on the trademark infringement and unfair competition case involving Sinochem, Zhejiang Zhonghua Network Joint-stock Company (or Zhejiang Zhonghua Network) and Shanghai Zhonghua Network Company Ltd (or Shanghai Zhonghua Network). (These three companies have the same trademark as “中化”)。The court’s injunction overruled the appeal by Zhejiang Zhonghua Network and Shanghai Zhonghua Network and ruled that the two companies must stop its usage of “中化”as the name of the company, in its website, products and all other related services since the date of the ruling’s enactment. The two companies should pay Sinochem 500 thousand RMB as compensation in 10 days after the enactment of the ruling and apologize in “China Chemical Network” in 30 days after its enactment.