In a matter held before the Helsinki Appeal Court, a mail courier company distributed printed advertisements for a retailer based on an assessment of the number of households in different post codes. The retailer claimed that this assessment was incorrect, leading to a shortfall of advertisements in some areas and a surplus in others. The Helsinki Appeal Court held that the advertisements constituted goods and their delivery constituted transport; the advertisements could not be regarded as mail.
Partners Matti Komonen and Herman Ljungberg at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd, have written an update on this matter. The update titled “Does transport of printed advertisements constitute carriage of goods by road?” has been published in the International Law Office’s newsletter.