|BREAKING: may not be|
the only Thorpedo
In relation to the corresponding provision (Article 16(4)) in the Brussels Convention of 27 September 1968, the CJEU held that this "is to be interpreted as meaning that the rule of exclusive jurisdiction laid down therein concerns all proceedings relating to the registration or validity of a patent, irrespective of whether the issue is raised by way of an action or a plea in objection".
It is interesting to note that the same interpretation was provided with regard to Article 24(4) of Regulation (EU) No 125/2012: regardless of the domicile of the parties, the courts of the Member State in which the deposit or registration has been applied for, has taken place or is under the terms of an instrument of the Union or an international convention deemed to have taken place have the exclusive jurisdiction to hear “proceedings concerned with the registration or validity of patents, trade marks, designs, or other similar rights required to be deposited or registered, irrespective of whether the issue is raised by way of an action or as a defence".
|The Katpedo is already swimming |
in the lane next to yours.
And he's pretty competitive.
|Merpel with her daily portion |
of Brussels I sprouts