Brand Protection and Failure to Perform by Blom ASA Prompt Pictometry to File Motion for Contempt and Injunction DissolutionBy Pictometry, PRNE
Monday, March 21, 2011
ROCHESTER, New York, March 22, 2011 - Pictometry International Corp. announced today that it has filed a motion
in Federal Court seeking contempt and to dissolve an injunction order in its
dispute with technology licensee Blom ASA of Oslo, Norway.
"Our top priority remains our brand and customers and we are fully
prepared to protect and defend them from the consequences of what we see as
willful and repeated violations to this operating arrangement," said James F.
Smyth, Pictometry's Chief Marketing Officer.
Pictometry's legal dispute against Blom, its European licensee, began
late last year after Blom entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Infoterra
Limited. Pictometry cited a breach by Blom of its obligations which prohibit
Blom from sublicensing Pictometry's exclusive technology rights or
trademarks, or delegating duties to a third party without prior written
consent. In December 2010, an injunction ruling was made, requiring full
compliance with the terms of the technology agreement between the parties.
Pictometry's basis for its current motion is Blom's failure to perform under
that agreement and other grounds it believes are in violation of the
"As always, we are open to any form of resolution that uncompromisingly
protects our products and reputation - from arbitration and litigation of
issues to some form of mutual resolution - but we are compelled to take swift
action against any actions that prolong resolution and blatantly disregard
operating terms and conditions," added Smyth.
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced,
aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured nearly
130 million digital aerial images which represent more than 80 percent of the
United States population and all major U.S. markets. Using its proprietary
imaging process, Pictometry captures geo-referenced, high-resolution
orthogonal (straight down view) and oblique (captured at an angle) imagery
within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry
customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial
applications. Pictometry's standard oblique imagery includes second order
visualization tools that do not produce authoritative or definitive
information (surveying). For more information, visit
Tami Bacon, Public Relations Manager, +1-585-487-1488, tami.bacon at pictometry.com
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