The Belgian Competition Council orders an ICT company to disclose proprietary information over its electronic network (CRM/Portima)

I. Parties Portima is an ICT company which provides electronic network and software services to insurance companies and brokers. Computer Ressource management (“CRM”) is a rival company which develops secured information exchange softwares for insurance companies and brokers. II. Facts Portima has developed an electronic network called AS/2 which enables insurance companies and brokers to communicate swiftly with respect to insurance policies, terms and other relevant commercial information. Portima has also developed mastering software called “BRIO” which, in the same way as an operating system, allows brokers and insurance companies to use the core functions of the AS/2 network. CRM has developed a similar program called “Insusoft”. CRM filed a request for provisional measures

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  • European University Institute (Florence)
  • Kindred Group (London)

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Nicolas Petit, Liv Biesemans, The Belgian Competition Council orders an ICT company to disclose proprietary information over its electronic network (CRM/Portima), 14 February 2007, e-Competitions February 2007, Art. N° 14978

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