English court claims no jurisdiction in EU trademark case where no infringement occurred in the United Kingdom


An English court has held that it did not have jurisdiction to decide a claim relating to acts of infringement of an EU trademark under Article 97(5) of the EU Trademark Regulation, in circumstances where the potentially infringing acts committed by the defendant (in this instance taking steps to put a sign on a website) took place in Spain where the defendant was domiciled.

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