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Nokia and transhipment

  • Analysis: Relief and concern for brand owners

    December 01, 2011

    First the good news: it will be easier for Customs to detain goods in transit following today’s Court of Justice ruling in the Nokia and Philips cases

  • Court gives wide scope to seize goods in transit

    December 01, 2011

    Ruling today in cases involving Nokia and Philips, the Court of Justice of the EU has clarified that Customs authorities can detain goods in transit, even where they are not explicitly offered for sale in the EU

  • Preview: Nokia, Philips and seizures in the EU

    November 28, 2011

    The Court of Justice of the EU will give a judgment later this week in two cases that will affect whether IP owners can seize fake goods passing through the EU

  • Analysis: Nokia opinion gives hope to brand owners

    February 04, 2011

    The Advocate General’s opinion in the Nokia transhipment case could make it easier for brand owners to persuade Customs authorities to make seizures, trade mark lawyers have told Managing IP

  • Suspicion is sufficient for seizure – CJ opinion

    February 03, 2011

    Customs may seize in-transit goods in the EU if “there are sufficient grounds for suspecting” they are counterfeit and to be put on the market in the EU, according to the Advocate General of the CJEU

  • AG rejects production fiction in Philips case

    February 03, 2011

    Courts in EU member states should not ignore the in-transit status of goods when ruling whether they infringe IP rights, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice said today

  • CJ to hear transhipment cases

    November 17, 2010

    The Court of Justice will tomorrow hear arguments in two cases that address whether fake goods in transit through the EU can be seized as counterfeits

  • ECJ called on to clarify transhipment rules

    November 09, 2009

    Europe’s highest court is to be asked to rule on whether fake goods in transit through the EU can be seized under the 2003 Counterfeit Goods Regulation

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