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Lik-Sang hits back at Sony following court judgement

Lik-Sang has hit back at Sony after a judge ruled that the online retailer had breached copyright laws by importing Japanese PSP units into Europe.

Lik-Sang has hit back at Sony after a judge ruled that the online retailer had breached copyright laws by importing Japanese PSP units into Europe.

Marketing manager Pascal Clarysse commented, "Fighting multiple lawsuits in different countries at the same time and paying high premiums to expensive lawyers is an overwhelming situation for a small company like Lik-Sang.

"Launching separate court actions with separate claims and different judges is completely unnecessary, except for the fact that it helps reaching one single target: outspend Lik-Sang to death."

Clarysse went on to refute Sony's assertions that the sale of import PSPs is having an impact on its business, stating, "Contrary to their claim, I don't believe they are suffering 'losses and damages' through Lik-Sang's activity".

Earlier this week, Judge Michael Fysh ruled against Hong Kong-based Lik-Sang in a case brought by Sony to the High Court.

In his ruling Judge Fysh said, "The acts of which the complaint is made have, in my view, been perpetrated not in Hong Kong but here in the EEA, and without Sony's consent."

But according to an official statement issued by Lik-Sang, "Hong Kong's laws are clear when it comes to parallel trade, and the company has no ties whatsoever with the UK."

The statement also claims that Sony intends to obtain a UK injunction against Lik-Sang to prevent the company selling products to consumers in the EEA, and that the platform holder has "threatened to initiate yet another lawsuit to prevent the sales of PlayStation 3 consoles to Europe".

"How this decision will affect Lik-Sang's business is not entirely known at this time," the statement concludes.

"The retailer is currently exploring its legal options and analysing the consequences of this ruling."

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