South Korean textile firm Hyosung has won a court case against rival Asahi Kasei Fibers over the latter's patented spandex technology according to a Hyosung legal representative cited in the press.

Asahi Kasei had accused Hyosung of infringing the technology with its spandex products.

However, the Seoul Central District Court ruled against Asahi on the grounds that there were manufacturing differences in the company's operations, said law firm Lee & Co.

The firm added: "Hyosung should now be able to refocus on boosting their operations in the global market."