A Shenzhen-based company has been asked by a Beijing court to pay more than 430,000 yuan (US$68,800) in compensation to a Beijing firm for producing and selling fighter jet models illegally.
Shenzhen Feipengda Co. was sued by Beijing ZHZ Science and Technology Ltd. for selling models of the Chinese fighter jet, J-10, which the Beijing firm claimed to have been authorized to produce and distribute the scale model of the J-10, Beijing Morning Post reported. The Beijing firm accused Feipengda of copyright infringement and demanded compensation.
The Shenzhen company was also ordered by Beijing's higher court to stop making and selling the J-10 model.
The ZHZ claim was rejected in the first court hearing, but the company appealed to Beijing's higher court.
ZHZ's representatives said the company is authorized by the jet maker as the developer and manufacturer of the fighter jet to produce and supply the model jets on an exclusive basis.
The higher court ruled in favor of the Beijing company, saying that the scale model of the J-10 was first released by Beijing ZHZ and is protected by copyright law. The court ruled that the scale models sold by the Shenzhen company highly resembled the products by Beijing ZHZ.