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Jobserve appears to have lost its legal spat with IT agency body, ATSCo.

Last month a temporary court injunction was issued which stopped Jobserve...



Jobserve appears to have lost its legal spat with IT agency body, ATSCo.

Last month a temporary court injunction was issued which stopped Jobserve from carrying out its threat to stop posting ATSCo members' IT staff vacancies on its website.

The row between the two parties erupted in November after ATSCo decided to establish its own on-line recruitment service to advertise vacancies on behalf of its members - including agencies Computer People, MSB International and Modis - which ATSCo says are all bound by a strict code of practice.

Jobserve managing director Robbie Cowling responded to news of the launch by refusing to accept advertisements from present or potential customers of ATSCojobs.com, arguing that the new site had been set up in competition to his own.

His actions were promptly labelled "anti-competitive" by ATSCo and the publisher of its job site, IT news and recruitment service silicon.com, which then took legal action on behalf of ATSCo.

An interim injunction was awarded against Jobserve in early December, however silicon.com is going to court again later this month in an attempt to have the order made permanent.

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