Joinder of parties – Application of “GAT/LuK” and “Roche Nederland” (decision of July 12, 2012 – Case C-616/10, Solvay SA v Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe BV – “Solvay”)

On July 12, 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down its long-awaited decision in the “Solvay” matter, related to whether courts in the EU having jurisdiction over an alleged infringer have the competence to adopt trans-border or “pan-European” preliminary measures including preliminary injunctions. The ECJ cleared the path for trans-border preliminary measures.

Read more in BARDEHLE PAGENBERG IP Report 2012/IV