Appeals court settles Nokian-Black Donuts legal case

Nokia, Finland – A Finnish court of appeals has reduced fines and sentences against former Nokian Tyres employees working for Black Donuts Engineering (BDE), while upholding the original convictions, according to statements from both companies.

Ten former Nokian employees,  six of which currently working with tire technology service company Black Donuts Engineering Oy, were convicted of ‘violating and abusing Nokian’s secrets’, in a Finnish court ruling in August 2017.

The Pirkanmaa court sentenced eight individuals to conditional imprisonment of 6-18 months, handed down fines totalling €837,500 to…

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