Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 13 July 2017

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG v Acacia Srl

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Corte suprema di cassazione

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Intellectual property — Community designs — Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 — Articles 81 and 82 — Action for a declaration of non-infringement — Jurisdiction of Community design courts of the Member State where the defendant is domiciled

Case C-433/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
18/08/2017 Bayerische Motoren Werke
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:550
13/07/2017 Bayerische Motoren Werke
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:550
13/07/2017 Bayerische Motoren Werke
Application (OJ)
21/10/2016 Bayerische Motoren Werke
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.04 Community designs
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.04 Community designs
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.04 Community designs


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 1, 3, 29, 38, 39
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : paragraphs 29, 43, 44, 46 - 48, 50, 52
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22 : paragraphs 7, 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT4 : paragraph 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23 : paragraphs 8, 40 - 42
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23P1 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A24 : paragraphs 8, 10, 29 - 36, 40 - 42
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A24L1 : paragraphs 31, 34
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A24L2 : paragraphs 32, 35
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A27 : paragraph 11
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A28 : paragraphs 12, 47, 51
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A28P3 : paragraph 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A67 : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 44/2001 -CH2 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 6/2002 : paragraphs 1, 29, 47, 49
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A110P1 : paragraphs 20, 22
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A19P1 : paragraph 14
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A79 : paragraphs 15, 16
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A79P3 : paragraph 38
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A79P3LA : paragraphs 41, 44, 45, 50
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A80 : paragraph 15
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A80P1 : paragraphs 17, 39
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A81 : paragraphs 15, 18, 29, 38, 39, 41, 44
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A81LB : paragraphs 37, 40 - 43, 46, 48
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A82 : paragraphs 15, 19, 37, 39 - 42
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A82P1 : paragraph 29
  • Regulation 6/2002 -A82P4 : paragraph 29
  • Regulation 1215/2012 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A66P1 : paragraph 3
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : paragraph 3
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A02 : paragraph 5
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05 : paragraph 6
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT3 : paragraph 44
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16 : paragraph 7
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16PT4 : paragraph 41
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A17 : paragraphs 9, 40
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A18 : paragraphs 10, 33, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -111/09 -N21 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -111/09 -N22 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/11 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 -N27 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/13 -N34 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/13 -N35 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/13 -N37 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -617/15 -N26 : paragraph 39

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A23
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A24
  • Interprets : Regulation 6/2002 -A81LB
  • Interprets : Regulation 6/2002 -A82

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 03/08/2016

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

13/07/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 293 from 04.09.2017, p.11

Application: OJ C 410 from 07.11.2016, p.3

Name of the parties

Bayerische Motoren Werke

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Nourissat, Cyril: Concurrence et contrefaçon dans le cadre de la coopération judiciaire civile européenne, Procédures 2017 nº 10 p.14 (FR)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Relations avec le règlement sur les dessins ou modèles communautaires, Europe 2017 Octobre Comm. nº 392 p.48 (FR)
  3. Endrich, Tobias: Die Entscheidung des EuGH in der Rs. C-433/16 – BMW/Acacia im Kontext der geschmacksmusterrechtlichen Torpedoklage, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht INT 2017 p.854-859 (DE)
  4. Idot, Laurence: Contrefaçon de dessins ou modèles, Europe 2017 novembre nº 11 p.54-55 (FR)
  5. Grünberger, Michael: Anmerkung zu EuGH v. 13.7.2017 - Rs. C-433/16 - Bayerische Motorenwerke/Acacia, Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union - GPR 2018 n° 02 p.86-90 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Corte suprema di cassazione - Italy

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters
  • General and final provisions
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Designs

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Ilešič

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available