The applicant sought to restrict the right of parallel importers of its goods to repackage the goods, and re-supply them in packaging on which their trade mark had been re-applied.
Held: The prohibition of quantitative restrictions on imports does not preclude restrictions justified on the grounds of the protection of industrial and commercial property. Such restrictions must not allow arbitrary discrimination or be a disguised restriction on trade between member states. The mark owners were allowed to prevent the repackaging so long as it did not operate to prevent trade.
GC Rodriguez Iglesias, President and Judges P. Jann, C. Gulmann, D. A. O. Edward, M. Wathelet, R. Schintgen, V. Skouris, J. N. Cunha Rodrigues and C. W. A. Timmermans Advocate-General F. G. Jacobs
Times 23-May-2002, C-143/00,  EUECJ C-143/00,  ECR I-3759
Answered by – Boehringer Ingelheim Kg, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Gmbh and Co Kg, Swingward Limited v Boehringer Ingelheim Kg, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Gmbh and Co Kg, Boehringer Ingelheim Limited-And-Dowelhurst Limited CA 5-Mar-2004
Cited – L’Oreal Sa and Others v Ebay International Ag and Others ChD 22-May-2009
The court was asked as to whether the on-line marketplace site defendant was liable for trade mark infringements by those advertising goods on the web-site.
Held: The ECJ had not yet clarified the law on accessory liability in trade mark . .
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