Danfoss, a leading player in refrigeration and air conditioning equipments and parts, alleged in court that a refrigeration equipment company in Zhejiang was making products labelled with the Danfoss trade mark. The allegation was accepted by the first-instance court, Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court, which ordered that the Zhejiang company to cease infringement and compensate Danfoss 200,000 yuan in damages.
In 2007, the Denmark-based Danfoss found its namesake trade mark on counterfeit refrigeration expansion valves in the Chinese market. Investigation indicated the products were manufactured and sold by the Zhejiang company. In December 2008, Danfoss filed a case to the No.1 Court.
In April 2009, the No.1 Court affirmed the infringement of the Danfoss trade mark and so ordered.