Monday, January 17, 2011
Canadian court rules in favor of IATA in dispute with Sabre over data product
IATA said the court's Jan. 11 decision found "that IATA acted lawfully in developing the PaxIS products based on data from its BSPs. The court also rejected each of Sabre's arguments that IATA owed Sabre a duty to use BSP data solely for settlement purposes and not for 'commercial' products such as PaxIS. Lastly, the judge determined that Sabre could not claim confidential rights to the airline ticketing data."
In a statement, IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the decision "brings clarity to the marketplace. We are pleased that we can continue to provide the aviation, travel and tourism industries with a cost-effective and competitive data product that supports critical decision-making in their businesses.”
In a similar case brought by Travelport in 2009, the Amsterdam District Court denied an injunction sought by the GDS to block IATA's use of data stored in Travelport databases for PaxIS.
Source : http://atwonline.com/it-distribution/news/canadian-court-rules-favor-iata-dispute-sabre-over-data-product-0116?cid=nl_atw_dn
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