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LONDON – FORCE India says its dispute with Formula One rival Team Lotus over intellectual property rights will be heard in England’s High Court in January next year.

Force India says its intellectual property was used last season in the design of a car belonging to 1 Malaysia Racing Team, the parent company of Team Lotus.

Force India claims Italian aerodynamic firm Aerolab, with whom it had a contract in 2009, disclosed that information to 1 Malaysia Racing Team.

Aerolab’s contract was immediately severed after what Force India described as ‘a breach of confidentiality,’ leading to the Italian company starting civil proceedings against the British-based team.

The High Court will hear Force India’s claim on Jan 16.