US sports clothing company Nike has won a court order in China to prevent a Spanish company from manufacturing and exporting clothing from the mainland using the "Nike" name.

According to a report on the Financial Times web site on Friday, the Spanish company, Cidesport, owns the right to use the Nike name in Spain, and had been planning to sell the goods made in China solely in its home country. Around 300 export-ready shipments of ski jackets affixed with the Nike label and Nike packaging were discovered.

The court verdict, however, ruled that manufacturing the goods in China breached Nike's China-registered trademark. Apparently Nike's Chinese brand protection covers both final consumption and production.

Cidesport had argued that because its products were not sold in China, it did not infringe Nike's China-registered trademark.

Neither Nike or Cidesport officials have commented on the ruling.