Dutch heavy-lift specialist Mammoet announced on Thursday 3 February that it has started an investigation into the possible violation of its intellectual property rights by Huisman and BMS.
According to the statement, ‘The investigation concerns the recently announced series of land cranes, including a 3000-ton ring crane, by Huisman and BMS.’
On 6 January it was announced that Denmark-based crane and man lift specialist BMS Heavy Cranes A/S contracted Dutch crane provider Huisman to design and delivery a 3,000 mt Ringer Crane.
If any violations are apparent, Mammoet said it will take steps to actively enforce its legal rights in any and all applicable jurisdictions.
As the global leader in heavy lifting and transport, Mammoet drives innovation in the industry. This includes major developments such as SPMT trailers, hydraulic skid systems, Mega Jack series and containerized (ring) cranes.
This innovation is one of the foundations of Mammoet’s business and therefore any violation of its rights, including its intellectual property, will be pursued via legal enforcement, the company said.
Huisman said in a reaction to OffshoreWind.biz today that it was surprised by Mammoet’s allegation regarding an alleged breach of intellectual property and had not received any details of infringement claims. Source: Mammoet. Image: Huisman