Facebook has won a rare trademark lawsuit in China over the use of a version of its name by a Chinese beverage maker.
The Beijing Higher People's Court ruled that Pearl River Drinks should not be allowed to register the trademark "face book" and that using it on labels of foods and beverages was an obvious act of copying that hurt market competition.
Neither Facebook nor Pear River Drinks were available for comment.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives have made efforts to woo Chinese officials. Zuckerberg had a rare meeting with China's propaganda czar Liu Yunshan, suggesting a warming of relations between the social media giant and China.
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