Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)
The Brussels Commercial Court has ruled in favour of Philips in a cross-border design infringement suit against Fritel, the Belgian manufacturer of a copy of Philips’ Airfryer®.
The court followed Philips’ arguments and ordered the defendant, subject to a penalty, to recall and destroy all of the infringing products and to provide Philips with a list of all third-party manufacturers and suppliers of the product as well as the countries in which and sales channels through which the products were sold. The court held that production, marketing, promotion, import, export and storage of the infringing goods infringe Philips’ design rights.
Philips was represented by Carina Gommers and Eva De Pauw from our Brussels office.
A new edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s most important event in the mobile communications industry, will be held in Barcelona from 26th to 28th of February, 2019. The Commercial Courts of Barcelona have issued for the fifth consecutive year the Intellectual Property Fast Action Protocol in the framework of the Mobile World Congress.
The Brussels office of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is pleased to be one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), a collective effort by several law firms in Belgium.
On 27 November 2018 the Court of Appeal of The Hague in the Netherlands reversed the first instance court’s decision, confirming the validity of AstraZeneca’s patents on their breast cancer drug Faslodex® and reinstating the earlier injunction against Sandoz in PI proceedings.
In the landmark Philips Nokia judgement of 1 December 2011 (joined cases C 446/09 and C 495/09) the CJEU responded to a referral by the Antwerp Court of First Instance that in the context of an infringement action it is up to the holder of the intellectual property right to demonstrate that the allegedly infringing goods are intended to be put on sale in the European Union.
The EUIPO has released its long awaited “Study on legislative measures related to online IPR infringements”, Carina Gommers and Stephanie Hermoye drafted the Belgian submission on civil measures.