Some readers have noticed that some of the early legal documents never made it into text, and three of them on their own initiative have begun sending me text versions, to make our collection complete. So, don't mind me while I add them to the archives for the permanent collection.
Our first is the Tarent vs. SCO-Germany preliminary injunction decision, which we had only in PDF, and our thanks go to Feldegast for doing the text for us.
Einstweilige Verfügung tarent-sco
Landgericht München 1
Az.: 17 HK O 10332/03
In the legal action
Tarent GmbH, represented by its managing director Mr. Elmar Geese, Bahnhofstraße
- Petitioner –
Counsel for Petitioner (authorized proxy): Rechtsanwälte Jaschinski Biere
Steinsdorfstraße 5, 80538 Munich
The SCO Group GmbH, represented by its managing director Mr. Hans Bayer, Norsk-Data-
Straße 3, 61352 Bad Homburg
©2003 tarent GmbH Bahnhofstrasse 13, 53123 Bonn www.tarent.de
- Respondent –
Counsel for Respondent (authorized proxy): Rechtsanwälte v. Boetticher
– Hasse –
Lohmann, Widenmayerstraße 4, 80538 Munich
the Landgericht München I, 17th chamber for commercial disputes, decreed
on June 4, 2003
I. Respondent is, in order to avoid
- an administrative fine from EUR 5 up to EUR 250.000,- and, in the case
that this cannot be collected, administrative detention or
- administrative detention of up to six months to be enforced in the person
of the managing director
in each case of contravention prohibited in business relations from claiming
and distributing the assertions
in business relations from claiming and distributing the assertions
- that the software „Linux“ contains SCO’s intellectual
property that has been unlawfully obtained,
- that end users who apply Linux are liable for intellectual property infringements
- that LINUX is an unauthorized derivative of UNIX,
II. Respondent hast to bear the costs of litigation.
III. Respondent hast to bear the costs of litigation.
The preliminary injunction is based upon UWG Sect. 14. Respondents writ for
dated May 30, 2003 (O OH 10193/03) has been taken into consideration. It does
prima facie evidence for the truth of the assertion.
Presiding Judge at the Landgericht