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NL – Ruma v. Shell

Posted: June 5th, 2014

Ruma Rubber B.V. v. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 4 June 2014, Case. No. C/09/407089 / HA ZA 11-2660

Reclaiming of patent rights. In view of the terms of the contract between parties, Ruma can not (re)claim Shell's patent rights.

Procedural costs: In view of the Bericap caselaw, proceedings regarding the reclaiming of a patent right do not give an entitlement to full procedural costs as it does not concern the enforcement of ip rights but the obtaining of such exclusive rights.

Read the judgment (in Dutch) here

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