IPAF wins injunction in India
IPAF has won an injunction against a former member that attempted to copy its accredited training programme and pass it off as its own.
The injunction was awarded against Capital Equipment Services Ltd (CESL) of Chennai, India, which had sought to copy and distribute IPAF’s training materials as its own Mobile Elevating Work Platform operator course. CESL and the Aerial Platform Association of India, registered in Mumbai, which was also named in the injunction, were ordered by the High Court of Madras to desist from using or dealing with the copied course material.
IPAF chief executive Tim Whiteman said: “We welcome this injunction, which protects the hard work and co-operation of IPAF members around the world. We are pleased the Indian judicial system found decisively in our favour. IPAF training is created and shared in the greater interests of the industry. Our members continue to be involved in improving and developing IPAF training material to ensure our industry stays safe and can rest assured we will rigorously defend any attempt to devalue or steal their hard work, wherever in the world such attempts occur.”
“Use of the IPAF accredited training programme is open exclusively to members that meet the relevant rigorous quality standards, and observe our code of conduct. The member in this case has since been expelled.”