June 20, 2012

Victory Over Vistaprint

RADEBEUL, GERMANY—Online printer Unitedprint.com and its subsidiary, print24 GmbH, has claimed final judgment victory in a German Provincial High Court against Vistaprint. It reaffirms a 2010 verdict reached by the Dresden District Court that determined Vistaprint had gained a competitive advantage through unfair competition practices.

A Regional Court verdict last September ruled that Vistaprint is obliged to disclose information and pay any compensation due to print24. The ruling was appealed by Vistaprint to the Provincial High Court. This verdict is final, according to Unitedprint.com.

According to Unitedprint.com, Vistaprint must disclose the scale of the anti-competitive free advertising, outstanding orders, resulting turnover and incurred costs resulting from those orders. In addition, print24 will be compensated for damages caused by the unlawful actions conducted by Vistaprint starting from Feb. 11, 2011. The amount in dispute was set at €170,000.