Nvidia Corporation (a company incorporated in Delaware) and other companies v Hardware Labs Performance Systems Inc (a company incorporated in the Philippines)

Practice – Summary judgment. The Chancery Division held that the defendant Phillipine corporation, which claimed to be a pioneer in the computer water-cooling industry, was entitled to summary judgment or to have part of the claimants' claim struck out. The claimants, companies in the Nvidia group, had alleged that a groundless threat of proceedings for infringement of the defendant's trade marks had been made. The court held that, on the true meaning of the letter in question, it did not contain a threat of proceedings in the United Kingdom. Further, the court dismissed the claimants' application for a stay of the remaining part of the proceedings and dismissed the defendant's application to transfer the claim to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court or for allocation to the shorter trial scheme.

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