Payout ordered in trademark case

A court ruled that Daqing Xusheng Real Estate Development Co in Heilongjiang Province has infringed rights of Chinese grains and food conglomerate COFCO by using the trademark Joy City. Daqing Xusheng was sentenced to pay 1.2 million yuan ($185,363) to COFCO in compensation. COFCO has registered the Chinese character trademark "Dayuecheng", and the English trademark Joy City since 2010 and has operated 14 real estate projects with the above two trademarks in 12 cities nationwide.

(Source: Economic Daily)