Joined Cases C‑446/09 and C-495/09 Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV v Lucheng Meijing Industrial Company Ltd; Far East Sourcing Ltd, Röhlig Hong Kong Ltd and Röhlig Belgium NV and Nokia Corporation v Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Revenue and Customs are currently pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union, and eleven days ago Advocate General Villalon handed down his Opinion.
JIPLP was delighted to note that an article published in its first ever issue, ‘Trade Mark use in transit: EU-phony or cacophony?’ by Olivier Vrins and Marius Schneider (Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 2005, vol. 1, No 1, pp. 45 and 46) was cited in this Opinion. We think this is the first time the journal has been cited in the Court of Justice. Well done, Olivier and Marius!