Decision Regarding the Seizure of the Property of the UVS and "Lukoil"
The Appeal Court of Lithuania has made the decision regarding the seizure of the property of the "Universalios valdymo sistemos" (UVS) and "Lukoil Baltija" the value of which is 130 thousand Litas.
The "Ashburn International" that is a member of the "Penki kontinentai" group has for some time argued in courts that the software of payment and loyalty cards, used by the "Lukoil Baltija" and handed over by the company associated with the UVS, in fact is developed by the specialists of the "Ashburn International".
"In accordance with the regulations of the civil code and copyright reservation laws we have applied to the court to temporarily ban the usage of the mentioned software by the UVS and "Lukoil Baltija" until the final decision in the case is made. We were forced to do so, as the further use of the software would incur losses for us," says Darius Simanavičius, the business manager of the "Ashburn International".
According to him the company pleaded the court regarding the seizure of the part of the property of the "Lukoil Baltija" and the UVS, as there is a possibility that either of the companies or both could avoid the actions of damage compensation.
D. Simanavičius does not believe that this judicial decision could disturb the payments performed using the UVS payment and loyalty cards.
"The court has arrested the property of the companies, but the use of the software, which according to us is unauthorized, is not forbidden so far. This matter, and the issue regarding the compensation of damage, will be subject of investigation in the future," says the business manager of the "Ashburn International".
Linas Songaila, the head of the „Lukoil Baltija“ law department, said to the news portal of the "Verslo zinios" that the company had not yet received the court's ruling regarding the seizure of its property. He however assured that the seizure won't have any impact on the work of the company and customer services that it provides.
The representatives of the UVS gave no comments on the current situation.