Communication: judgment No. 0531 of 2020

IDENTIFIER
62020CA0531
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
Court of Justice of the European Union
AG OPINION
NO
REFERENCES MADE
2
REFERENCED
1
DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



20.6.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 237/9


Judgment of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 28 April 2022 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof — Germany) — NovaText GmbH v Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

(Case C-531/20) (1)

(Reference for a preliminary ruling - Intellectual property rights - Directive 2004/48/EC - Article 3 - General obligation concerning the measures, procedures and remedies necessary to ensure the enforcement of intellectual property rights - Article 14 - Concept of ‘reasonable and proportionate legal costs’ - Consultation of a patent lawyer - Absence of opportunity for the national court to assess the reasonableness and proportionality of the costs to be borne by the unsuccessful party)

(2022/C 237/11)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Bundesgerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: NovaText GmbH

Defendant: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Operative part of the judgment

Articles 3 and 14 of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights must be interpreted as precluding national legislation or an interpretation thereof which does not allow the court before which an action is brought under that directive to take due account, in each case brought before it, of its specific characteristics for the purposes of assessing whether the legal costs incurred by the successful party are reasonable and proportionate.


(1)  OJ C 28, 25.1.2021.



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