Mon, 04/09/2018 (All day)
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER obtained a favorable first-instance decision on the merits on behalf of Essity Operations France (formerly known as SCA Tissue France) against INDUSTRIE CARTARIE TRONCHETTI IBÉRICA S.L. (ICT).
On 26 March 2016, the Barcelona Commercial Court No. 1 issued a first-instance decision declaring that the offering and manufacturing by ICT of several models of toilet paper products infringes Essity’s patent rights. The Court fully upheld Essity’s complaint on patent infringement and entirely dismissed ICT’s invalidity counterclaim.
Thus, ICT has been ordered to cease the manufacturing, importing, offering and commercialization of its toilet paper products FOXY SEDA, FOXY BOUQUET, LANTA 3 CAPAS, DIA PREMIUM, AUCHAN SUPREME and AUCHAN FLORAL in Spain. Furthermore, the Court ordered – as requested by Essity – the seizure and destruction of any remaining infringing products, the destruction of all equipment and materials intended for the manufacturing of the infringing toilet paper products, compensation for Essity for damages caused, payment of the costs of the proceedings, and the publication of the judgment in two main Spanish newspapers.
This decision may be subject to appeal.
Luis Fernández-Novoa, Laura Cantero and Mar Conde represented Essity Operations France in this matter.
Fabienne Brison is pleased to announce the publication of the 4th edition of "Huldeboek/Hommage à Jan Corbet: Het Belgische auteursrecht. Artikelsgewijze commentaar / Le droit d'auteur belge. Commentaire par article", published by Larcier.
Luis Fernández-Novoa Valladares from our Madrid office recently published an article on the new Spanish Patent Act in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) and an article about damages which was published in Spanish in the January-April edition of the “Comunicaciones en Propiedad Industrial y Derecho de la Competencia”.
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has been shortlisted by Legal Media Group for the forthcoming Europe Women in Business Law Awards.
On April 19th, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER proudly sponsored and co-organized the Benelux edition of the Women in IP Global Networking Event 2018.
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER and top-tier French patent litigation firm VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS are joining forces.
On 3 April 2018, VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS's team will move to HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER AARPI's offices in Paris (located at 40 Rue La Boétie), while remaining structurally independent.