Three Chinese clothing companies have been told to pay CNY770,000 to French business Bonneterie Cevenole SARL for infringing its Montagut trademark, according to media reports.

Bonneterie Garment (Shenzhen) Company, the Yiwu Xinyipai Garment Company from Zhejiang Province, and a retail sales businessman Li Zupeng from Beijing were all charged by the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court.

The judge in the case said that it was clear the defendants were purposefully copying the trademark.