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New Oriental School's compensation to ETS reduced
Updated: 2005-02-06 11:09

The Higher People's Court of Beijing has maintained that the Beijing-based New Oriental School (NOS) should pay compensation to the Educational Testing Services, of the United States, for the infringement of copy and trademark rights.

But the higher court has reduced the sum of compensation by over 6 million yuan (about 722,000 US dollars) to 3,740,186.2 US dollars (about 450,624 US dollars), plus a 22,000 yuan (about 2,650 US dollars) as court charges.

In January, 2001, the NOS, one of the largest private English schools in China, was sued by the ETS for illegally copying, publishing and selling its testing questions for examinations for non-English-speaking students since 1997.

On September 27, 2003, the First Intermediate People's Court of Beijing made a ruling at the first trial, ordering the Chinese school to pay over 10 million yuan (about 1.2 million US dollars) to the ETS in compensation for the infringement.

The NOS appealed to the high court on April, 28, 2004.

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