Abolishing Infringement Jurisdiction for EU Marks? – The Perfume Marks Decision by the German Federal Court of Justice

Annette Kur*

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In its decision of 9 November 2017 the German Federal Court of Justice held that jurisdiction based on Art. 125(5) EUTMR is only vested in the courts at the place where, based on an overall assessment, the initial cause was set for the individual acts of infringement occurring in multiple Member States. The decision mixes up previous CJEU decisions dealing with international jurisdiction and applicable law. It could have serious repercussions in practice, as it amounts to discarding or at least seriously curtailing infringement jurisdiction based on Art. 125(5) as an alternative to the venues of central jurisdiction listed in Art. 125(1)–(4) EUTMR. In view of the serious consequences, the issue should at least have been referred to the CJEU.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftIIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Volym49
Utgåva4
Sidor (från-till)452-465
Antal sidor14
ISSN0018-9855
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 01.05.2018
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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