New chapter in Dutch IP cross-border practice
17 August 2012 - The preliminary relief judge of the District Court in Utrecht (auxiliary location The Hague) has ordered the generic pharmaceutical company Teva Pharma B.V. to stop the promotion and/or facilitation of the infringement of the patent rights of Boehringer Ingelheim in Portugal.
The case is a first in its kind and a special example of how the Dutch Courts are willing to assist in pan European patent infringement proceedings. In this case Boehringer Ingelheim succesfully argued that assisting and contributing to patent infringement in Portugal, including failing to stop such infringements, was an act of tort under Dutch laws. The case is also a prime example of the Ducth courts' willingness to hear complicated matters in summary proceedings.
The team of NautaDutilh that assisted Boehringer Ingelheim consists of John Allen, Paul van Dongen, Emma de Groot and Tirtsa Sternfeld.
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