Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 12 July 2012

Solvay SA v Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe BV and Others

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank ’s‑Gravenhage

Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Action for infringement of a European patent — Special and exclusive jurisdiction — Article 6(1) — More than one defendant — Article 22(4) — Validity of the patent called into question — Article 31 — Provisional, including protective, measures

Case C‑616/10


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/09/2012 Solvay
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:445
12/07/2012 Solvay
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:445
12/07/2012 Solvay
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2012:193
29/03/2012 Solvay
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
19/03/2011 Solvay
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Rechtbank ‘s-Gravenhage – Interpretation of Article 6(1), Article 22(4) and Article 31 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (OJ 2001 L 12, p.1) – Special and exclusive jurisdiction – More than one defendant – Proceedings for interim relief brought by the proprietor of a European patent seeking an order prohibiting cross-border infringement of a patent

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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 29/12/2010

Date of the Opinion

  • 29/03/2012

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

12/07/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 89 from 19.03.2011, p.9

Judgment: OJ C 287 from 22.09.2012, p.7

Name of the parties

Solvay

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Michailidou, Chrysoula: Os pros tin eidiki vasi diethnous dikaiodosias tis synafeias, Efarmoges Astikou Dikaiou 2012 p.800-802 (EL)
  2. Ferrari, Francesca: La Corte di giustizia e il foro dei provvedimenti cautelari inibitori in materia di proprietà industriale, Int'l Lis 2012 p.117-126 (IT)
  3. Idot, Laurence: Pluralité de défendeurs, demandes de mesures provisoires et compétences spéciales en matière de brevets, Europe 2012 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.50-51 (FR)
  4. Schaafsma, Sierd J.: Intellectuele eigendom & Reclamerecht 2012 p.530-532 (NL)
  5. Schacht, Hubertus: Neues zum internationalen Gerichtsstand der Streitgenossen bei Patentverletzungen, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2012 p.1110-1113 (DE)
  6. Van Nispen, C.J.J.C.: Het doek weer opgetrokken voor de "dutch cross border injunction", Berichten industriële eigendom 2012 p.263-265 (NL)
  7. De Miguel Asensio, Pedro Alberto: [Competencia judicial internacional] - Posibilidad de ejercitar acciones relativas a la infracción de derechos de propiedad industrial de varios estados ante un mismo tribunal - Tribunal de Justicia, Sala Tercera, Sentencia de 12 de julio de 2012, asunto C-616/10 [Solvay SA / Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe BV e.a.], Anuario español de derecho internacional privado 2012 Tomo XII p.835-840 (ES)
  8. Dolžan, Judita: Pristojnost nacionalnega sodišča v čezmejnem sporu zaradi kršitve evropskega patenta, Pravna praksa 2012 nº 33 p.28 (SL)
  9. De Boer, Th.M.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 67 (NL)
  10. Gielen, Ch.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 67 (NL)
  11. Sujecki, Bartosz: Die Solvay-Entscheidung des EuGH und ihre Auswirkungen auf Verfahren über Immaterialgüterrechte, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht INT 2013 p.201-214 (DE)
  12. Torremans, Paul L.C.: Artikel 6, 1. Brussel I: onveranderde tekst maar geen duidelijke weg voorwaarts, Revue de droit commercial belge 2013 p.431-440 (NL)
  13. Treppoz, Edouard: Compétence internationale en matière de contrefaçon de brevet européen, Revue critique de droit international privé 2013 p.479-487 (FR)
  14. Dack, Simon: Solvay/Honeywell - a sleeping beauty, Berichten industriële eigendom 2013 p.364-371 (EN)
  15. Dack, Simon: Solvay/Honeywell - s sleeping beauty, Willem Hoyng Litigator - 2013 p. 357-382 (EN)
  16. De Miguel Asensio, Pedro Alberto: Jurisprudencia española y comunitaria de Derecho internacional privado - Tribunal de Justicia : Espacio de libertad, seguridad y justicia - Competencia judicial internacional - Competencia judicial en materia de violación de un derecho de patente europea [...] Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea de 12 de julio de 2012, asunto C-616/10, Solvay SA y Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe BV et al., Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2013 nº 65 p.200-203 (ES)
  17. Barba, Maxime: Leçon 1 : De la connexité et de son instrumentalisation....., Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2016 nº 111 p.28-32 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage - Netherlands

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French