Domino’s has won a temporary injunction against the screening of a film by a communications graduate that focuses on its pizza tracking technology and the company’s relationships with suppliers.
The NSW Supreme Court today granted the injunction to prevent the publication of the documentary, made by Phoebe Stuart-Carberry, about a battle between Domino’s and a company challenging its use of a tracking technology which it claims infringes its patents.
Domino’s claims the content of the documentary could be damaging to the company and raised concerns about the independence of the filmmaker.
The pizza firm sought interim discovery and requested the court grant the injunction until it could further assess the contents of the film.
In a statement, Domino’s said it would not comment further on the matter given it was before the courts.
“On 26 February 2016, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) made an application for an injunction in relation to the proposed publication of a documentary created by Ms Phoebe Stuart-Carberry,” the statement said.
“As a result of that application, the New South Wales Supreme Court ordered that Ms Stuart-Carberry be restrained from publishing the documentary until further order of the Court.
“As this matter is now before the courts Domino’s does not believe that it is appropriate, at this time, to make any further comment in relation to this matter.”
Stuart-Carberry told Mumbrella the film did not have a distributor but that she did have agreements from “friends” to publish the film on YouTube.
She said she had not set a date for publication.
Domino’s launched its pizza tracking technology last year after looking at a number of providers, including Precision Technology, however the contract was awarded to another company.
Precision Technology is asserting that Domino’s has breached a number of its patents.