Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Copyright Problem, Thailand Company Sued Nokia

BANGKOK - If some phone vendors are facing a patent dispute, Nokia faces now turn to a copyright lawsuit. GlobeTech, digital mapping-based company has filed suit against Nokia and copyrights mapping subsidiary, Navteq.

In addition alleges copyright infringement, GlobeTech also claim damages against the company amounting to USD17, 5 million. In the lawsuit, alleging that GlobeTech maps or Nokia maps for Thailand include the details of maps which owned the company.

"This is the first legal case in which Thailand has sued the company's global companies (Nokia of Finland and the United States from Navteq)," said Wichai Saenghirunwattna, General Manager Globetech in Bangkok Post, as reported by cellular-news, on Wednesday (8/2/2012 ).

Before filing the lawsuit, apparently the two companies have negotiated but failed to reach agreement. The negotiations took place in August.

Want to respond to such problems, a Nokia executive who remains anonymous told the newspaper that his company is aware of the complaint. "We are monitoring the situation and learn the details. We will take necessary steps to survive" he concluded.

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