Sportswear giant Nike has won an Internet name dispute against The Guangzhou Yuejing Information Co Ltd.

The No.1 People's Intermediate Court in Beijing, China's capital, yesterday ordered the company to pay compensation to Nike companies for illegally using its name to register the domain of "nike. com.cn".

According to the Xinhua News Agency, the court decided that although the Chinese company had not infringed the monopoly rights of the two companies' trade marks, its registration of the domains was wrongful as Pepsi and Nike are famous names.

The company was also ordered to pay Nike 5,000 yuan to cover its court costs.