Thank you for your email dated 13 May 2009 appealing our failure to acknowledge or respond to your FOI request of 5 April 2009 requesting:
Please send details of any copyright / trademark prosecutions carried out since 1 January 2007 with details of the offence and any fines or damages imposed. A summary will suffice as long as it shows the name of the prosecuted party, the outcome of the litigation and any damages or fines imposed.
Having considered the grounds of your appeal, I am pleased to provide you with the following information with regard to your request.
Ordnance Survey and the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office commenced a copyright infringement claim against Green Amps Limited in the High Court on 5 February 2007. The claimants obtained judgment against the defendant on 5 November 2007 and obtained an order, amongst other things, for an injunction to prevent copyright infringement by the defendant. The claimants did not pursue an action for damages. As these were civil proceedings, no fine was imposed on the defendant.
Ordnance Survey has brought no other proceedings for copyright or trade mark infringement since 1 January 2007.
Please note that your enquiry has been processed to Freedom of Information guidelines. To the extent that the public interest (section 17) applies, we have determined that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest has been met with the full provision of all information in this instance.
Please note that your appeal has been processed to Freedom of Information guidelines. If you are unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:
The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
You can call their helpline on 08456 306060 or 01625 545745 for advice.
Thank you for your enquiry and I trust that the initial lack of response on our part has not caused too much inconvenience to you
Reference number: 71050 / 13 May 2009