SOURCE: VistaPrint

May 15, 2007 09:00 ET

VistaPrint Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Taylor Subsidiaries 123Print and Drawing Board

HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 --VistaPrint Technologies Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ: VPRT), the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 123Print, Inc. and Drawing Board, Inc., subsidiaries of Taylor Corporation.

In its papers, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, VistaPrint alleges that 123Print and Drawing Board have infringed and continue to infringe three patents owned by VistaPrint related to browser-based tools for online product design. The patents at issue are U.S. Patent No. 6,247,011, entitled "Computerized Prepress Authoring for Document Creation"; U.S. Patent No. 6,631,375, entitled "Browser-Based Computerized Prepress"; and U.S. Patent No. 7,120,634, entitled "Computerized Prepress."

VistaPrint asserts that both 123Print and Drawing Board are infringing, and actively inducing their customers to infringe, on these patents and seeks an injunction to halt both 123Print and Drawing Board from offering infringing services to present and future customers and for payment of damages.

Robert Keane, president & CEO of VistaPrint, stated, "As a leading innovator of online high-quality graphic design services, we believe competition fosters the growth of the market. However, we must take action against companies that attempt to profit from our investment in intellectual property including our 13 issued U.S. patents and the dozens of additional patents pending in the U.S. and other countries. By filing this suit, we are demonstrating our willingness to take legal action against companies who improperly use our technologies."

About VistaPrint

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ: VPRT) is the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers. VistaPrint offers custom designed, full-color, low-cost printed products even in small quantities. Over 9 million small businesses and consumers have already chosen VistaPrint for products ranging from business cards and brochures to invitations and thank you cards. Products are printed at VistaPrint's two state-of-the-art plants in North America and Europe that total over 200,000 square feet of production space. A global company, VistaPrint employs more than 900 people and operates 18 localized Web sites serving over 120 countries around the world. A broad range of design options are available online at www.vistaprint.com. VistaPrint's printed products are satisfaction guaranteed.

VistaPrint, the VistaPrint logo and VistaPrint.com are registered trademarks of VistaPrint. All other brand and product names appearing on this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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