Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2011:9

ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST CHAMBER OF THE COURT

11 January 2011 (*)

(Joinder)

In Case C-446/09,

REFERENCE for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Rechtbank van eerste aanleg te Antwerpen (Belgium), made by decision of 4 November 2009, received at the Court on 17 November 2009, in the proceedings

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV

v

Lucheng Meijing Industrial Company Ltd and Others,

and in Case C-495/09,

REFERENCE for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Court of Appeal (England and Wales) (Civil Division) (United Kingdom), made by decision of 26 November 2009, received at the Court on 2 December 2009, in the proceedings

Nokia Corp.

v

Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Revenue & Customs,

intervener:

International Trade Mark Association,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST CHAMBER OF THE COURT,

after hearing the Advocate General, P. Cruz Villalón,

makes the following

Order

1        These references for a preliminary ruling concern the interpretation of Article 6(2)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 3295/94 of 22 December 1994 laying down measures to prohibit the release for free circulation, export, re-export or entry for a suspensive procedure of counterfeit and pirated goods (OJ 1994 L 341, p. 8) and of Article 2(1)(a) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights (OJ 2003 L 196, p. 7).

2        Since the above cases are connected by their subject-matter, it is appropriate, in accordance with Article 43 of the Rules of Procedure, to join them for the purposes of the Opinion and the judgment.

On those grounds, the President of the First Chamber of the Court hereby orders:

Cases C-446/09 and C-495/09 are joined for the purposes of the Opinion and the judgment.

Luxembourg, 11 January 2011.

A. Calot Escobar

 

       A. Tizzano

Registrar

 

       President of the First Chamber


* Languages of the cases: Dutch and English.