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Case C-230/15: Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 14 July 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank Den Haag — Netherlands) — Brite Strike Technologies Inc. v Brite Strike Technologies SA (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 22(4) — Jurisdiction in intellectual property disputes — Article 71 — Conventions concluded by the Member States on particular matters — Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property — Jurisdiction in disputes concerning Benelux trade marks and designs — Article 350 TFEU)

OJ C 335, 12.9.2016, p. 21–21 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

12.9.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 335/21


Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 14 July 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank Den Haag — Netherlands) — Brite Strike Technologies Inc. v Brite Strike Technologies SA

(Case C-230/15) (1)

((Reference for a preliminary ruling - Judicial cooperation in civil matters - Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Article 22(4) - Jurisdiction in intellectual property disputes - Article 71 - Conventions concluded by the Member States on particular matters - Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property - Jurisdiction in disputes concerning Benelux trade marks and designs - Article 350 TFEU))

(2016/C 335/28)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Rechtbank Den Haag

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Brite Strike Technologies Inc.

Defendant: Brite Strike Technologies SA

Operative part of the judgment

Article 71 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, read in the light of Article 350 TFEU, does not preclude the application to those disputes of the rule of jurisdiction for disputes relating to Benelux trademarks and designs, laid down in Article 4.6 of the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs) of 25 February 2005, signed in The Hague by the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


(1)  OJ C 254, 3.8.2015.


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