In Oceanteam Shipping ASA’s legal dispute with Sawicon AS and its third party intervener North Sea Shipping AS concerning rights to and use of the North Ocean 100-series design, Gulating Court of Appeal has upheld Oceanteam’s appeal.
Gulating Court of Appeal has invalidated Bergen City Court’s previous verdict in favour of Sawicon AS. With this ruling Gulating Court of Appeal releases Oceanteam from the obligation to pay the legal costs incurred by Sawicon AS and North Sea Shipping AS in conjunction with the Bergen City Court case.
As a consequence of the ruling there no longer exists an applicable court decision regarding the rights to the North Ocean 100-series design and the case will have to be restarted in Bergen District Court.
“Oceanteam Shipping ASA is pleased that Gulating Court of Appeal has recognized Oceanteam’s objections to the application of the procedural rules by Bergen City Court,” said the Company.
Press Release, March 12, 2014; Image: Oceanteam