In 2018, ROHR-IDRECO became aware of the unlawful use of its intellectual property rights and trade secrets by DredgePumps B.V. Consequently, ROHR-IDRECO levied attachment against DredgePumps B.V. and the persons involved in DredgePumps B.V. and commenced legal proceedings before the Gelderland District Court.
ROHR-IDRECO is an internationally operating designer and builder of electrically powered dredgers and systems and related equipment such as dredging pumps for the sand and gravel mining industry. ROHR-IDRECO also offers maintenance services and spare parts during the lifetime of the equipment it supplies. Our mission, together with our customers, suppliers and other partners in the chain, is to continue to innovate in order to achieve the most efficient and sustainable extraction of raw materials. We therefore invest significantly in our R&D, and employ a significant team of engineers and other technicians at our offices and facilities around the world. ROHR-IDRECO has taken measures and actively pursues policies to protect its intellectual property rights and trade secrets.
The Gelderland District Court rendered its judgment on 15 July 2020. The Gelderland District Court has allowed all ROHR-IDRECO’s claims against DredgePumps B.V., which means, among other things:
all this subject to a periodic penalty payment.
DredgePumps B.V. has since been declared bankrupt. The bankruptcy reports of the trustee in bankruptcy show that the share ratio of the bankrupt DredgePumps B.V. was as follows:
ROHR-IDRECO is currently in talks with various parties in the Netherlands, Germany and France who unlawfully possess ROHR-IDRECO’s trade secrets and/or infringing goods, and will continue to do everything in its power to recover the damage it has suffered and to prevent further infringements of its intellectual property rights and trade secrets.
Read the full judgement of 15 July 2020 below:
Case number: EN 19.11233
Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems B.V. vs. DredgePumps B.V.
Judgment of 15 July 2020