Getmapping plc v Ordnance Survey: ChD 31 May 2002

The claimant sought an injunction to prevent the defendant using its overwhelming resources to enter into and take over the provision of computer based mapping services in the UK.
Held: The proper issue was not the use or origin of the resources to be used by a dominant member of the market, save only when such resources had been acquired themselves through anti-competitive, or other wrongful behaviour. The use of such funds to support predatory pricing would not be allowed, but that was not alleged here. Injunction refused.

Laddie J
Times 25-Jun-2002, Gazette 11-Jul-2002
Competition Act 1998 18
England and Wales


Updated: 11 December 2021; Ref: scu.174249