Judgment of the Court of 30 November 1993.

Deutsche Renault AG v AUDI AG.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundesgerichtshof - Germany.

Free movement of goods - Trade-mark law.

Case C-317/91.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1993:908
30/11/1993 Deutsche Renault v AUDI
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1993:908
30/11/1993 Deutsche Renault v AUDI
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Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1993:230
09/06/1993 Deutsche Renault v AUDI
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Reports of Cases

1993 I-06227

Swedish XIV/I-00439 Finnish XIV/I-00487

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-02 Free movement of goods
    B-02.02 Prohibition of quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect in trade between Member States
      B-02.02.03 Derogations
        B-02.02.03.04 Protection of industrial and commercial property


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 09/12/1991

Date of the Opinion

  • 09/06/1993

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

30/11/1993


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 15 from 21.01.1992, p.16

Judgment: OJ C 1 from 04.01.1994, p.8

Name of the parties

Deutsche Renault v AUDI

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Botana Agra, M.: En torno a la incidencia de los artículos 30 y 36 del TCEE en la protección de la marca por los derechos nacionales de los Estados comunitarios. (Comentario a la sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la CE de 30 de noviembre de 1993, caso C-317/91, Deutsche Renault/Audi), Actas de Derecho Industrial 1993 Tomo XV 1993 p.231-246
  2. Brouwer, O.W. ; Larouche, P.: Het risico van verwarring van 'Quadra' met 'Quattro', Nederlandse staatscourant 1994 nº 13 p.4
  3. Simon, Denys: Libre circulation des marchandises. Droit des marques, Europe 1994 Janvier Comm. nº 11 p.9-11
  4. Martínez Sánchez, Antonio: Los Estados miembros son competentes para determinar de un modo no discriminatorio el grado de protección a otorgar a sus marcas sin, por ello, infringir el art. 30 TCE, Gaceta Jurídica de la C.E. y de la Competencia - Boletín 1994 nº 91 p.25-26
  5. Cartou, Louis: La protection des marques, Les petites affiches 1994 nº 62 p.25-27
  6. Ebenroth, Thomas ; Hübschle, Wolfgang: "Bestand" und "Ausübung" gewerblicher Schutzrechte, Europäisches Wirtschafts- & Steuerrecht - EWS 1994 p.109-114
  7. Mok, M.R.: TVVS ondernemingsrecht en rechtspersonen 1994 p.84
  8. Reich, Norbert: The "November Revolution" of the European Court of Justice: Keck, Meng and Audi Revisited, Common Market Law Review 1994 p.459-492
  9. De Gryse, Ludovic ; De Gryse, Eric: Petits chiffres ... grands problèmes (de marque). (Pas de deux en quatre temps), Revue de droit intellectuel : l'ingénieur-conseil 1994 p.1-18
  10. Hermitte, Marie-Angèle: Chronique de jurisprudence du Tribunal et de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes. Concurrence, Journal du droit international 1994 p.526-528
  11. Smith, L.J.: Common Market Law Review 1994 p.889-900
  12. Dios, José María de: Jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas, Revista Jurídica de Catalunya 1994 p.847-851
  13. Götting, Horst-Peter: Juristenzeitung 1994 p.1168-1171
  14. Quattrini, Laura: Libera circolazione delle merci e tutela del marchio, Rivista di diritto industriale 1995 II p.124-127
  15. Verbraeken, Erik: L'incidence de l'article 30 du traité de Rome sur le droit national des marques: les arrêts Deutsche Renault et Ideal Standard, Revue trimestrielle de droit commercial et de droit économique 1997 p.591-626



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundesgerichtshof - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Free movement of goods
  • - Quantitative restrictions
  • - Measures having equivalent effect
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Provisions of national law referred to

Warenzeichengesetz (WZG), Paragraphen 24 und 31

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rodríguez Iglesias

Advocate General

Tesauro

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian