Thu, 02/04/2009 - 14:25
The legal dispute between Compass Maps and Geocenter has been settled. The two companies have now agreed to collaborate and produce a series of 50 co-branded Berlitz PopOut Maps to be published this autumn.
Compass launched legal proceedings against Berlitz's distributor Geocenter in April last year, claiming that its branded Pocket...
Tue, 20/05/2008 - 17:10
APA Publications has promoted Katharine Leck to m.d. following the retirement of Jeremy Westwood, who headed up the company for more than a decade. Leck joined APA, which encompasses the Berlitz and Insight Guides brands, in January this year as publishing director. She previously spent ten years at Random House in a variety of roles across...
Mon, 28/04/2008 - 07:59
GeoCenter, distributor of Berlitz Pocket MapGuides in the UK, has accused Compass of making 'groundless' threats to its customers, after lawyers acting for Compass Maps last week wrote to booksellers instructing them to stop selling Pocket Maps by Berlitz.
Compass launched legal proceedings against Berlitz's parent company...
Mon, 21/04/2008 - 14:29
Booksellers and distributors selling Berlitz-branded Pocket Maps are expected to receive a letter on Tuesday (22nd April) asking them to withdraw the products from sale within 48 hours. The request forms part of legal proceedings taken against Berlitz's parent company, GeoCenter International, which has been accused by Compass Maps of...
Mon, 21/04/2008 - 06:08
Compass Maps is challenging the owner of Berlitz travel guides in the High Court over a foldaway map inspired by a 2,000-year-old origami called the Unfolding Flower, reports the Times.
Derek Dacey, 58, the inventor, claims that his design has been stolen. His company, Compass Maps, is suing Berlitz travel guides over the rights to the...
Mon, 07/01/2008 - 16:02
Lonely Planet's Katharine Leck is moving to rival travel publisher APA Publications to take up the role of publishing director. APA comprises Insight Guides and Berlitz.
Leck has been at Lonely Planet for seven years, most recently in the role of global publisher for guidebooks and maps. She previously spent ten years at Random House...
Wed, 31/10/2007 - 08:10
Berlitz and its Munich-based parent company Langenscheidt are targeting the influx of Poles coming to work in the UK with a collection of new Polish-language guides to getting a job. The books were launched this week, with How to Get a Job (Langenscheidt, £6.99) and the Work Abroad Polish-English Phrasebook (Berlitz,...