Facebook copied Business Competence's app, must pay damages to Italian firm
Topics: FACEBOOK BUSINESS COMPETENCE DAMAGES
The case regards Faround, an app the Italian company launched in October 2012 to help users find bars and restaurants that could be of interest to them in their areas.
In December that year, Facebook invited its users to download a similar app, Nearby Places.
Indeed, the court upheld the Italian firm's assertion that the Nearby Places was identical in "concept and format" to Faround.
It said Facebook was guilty of "parasitic appropriation of investments by others" to create a product with a "significant economic value". ■