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FR – HTC v. Nokia (saisie-contrefaçon)

07 Jan 2014

HTC v. Nokia: tribunal de grande instance de Paris, France, 29 November 2013, Docket № 13/15971, with thanks to Sabine Agé and Marta Mendes-Moreira, Véron & Associés for sending in the judgment, as well as a translation and summary in English

According to the French civil procedure rules, the party seeking an order for a saisie-contrefaçon (an ex-parte order to obtain evidence of infringement) has no obligation to put forward any and all defences and arguments that the defendant may raise on the merits; it should only disclose those legal and actual circumstances which might have an influence on the decision to grant the saisie order.

Read the entire summary in English here.

Read the decision (in French) here.

Read the decision (in English) here.