New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc recently won an intellectual property dispute in China.

Chinese manufacturers copy products but sell them with a slight modification of the brand name.  For the copied New Balance shoes, customers were faced with similar looking products called New Boom, New Barlun and New Bunren — brand names that were protected under China’s trademark law.

The Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court recently fined five companies US$250,000 for breaching an injunction issued in September 2016 prohibiting them from selling shoes with the US shoemaker’s signature slanting “N” logo.