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DE – cost reimbursement for translation expenses / infringement

Posted: July 17th, 2009

(No name available), infringement proceedings (cost reimbursement for translation expenses), Court of Appeals Düsseldorf, Germany, 17 July 2009, Docket No. 2 W 29/09

Translation costs for briefs of the party’s own attorney are reimbursable, in particular also, if the translation was prepared by the own attorney and not by an external translation service. In patent infringement cases and in view of the typically complicated texts, as a rule, a fee per line of EUR 4.00 can be applied.

Read the judgment (in German) here.

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