ICC sues IAPMO, claim copyright infringement

ICC sues IAPMO, claim copyright infringement

According to the complaint, IAPMO reproduced substantial portions of ICC-ES’ copyrighted materials and incorporated them into competing products News of the lawsuit is unsurprising, said a consultant who requested anonymity because he has business dealings with both organizations The consultant noted that both model code groups have poached staff from each other over the years

WASHINGTON — The International Code Council Evaluation Service LLC has sued the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials Uniform Evaluation Service, claiming that IAPMO UES has copied its evaluation reports and acceptance criteria. IAPMO has denied the claim and said it expects to prevail.

In a statement, ICC ES said, “The lawsuit alleges that over the last several years, IAPMO has extensively and repeatedly copied ICC-ES’ copyrighted evalua

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