*Blomqvist v Rolex SA and another company

European Union – Freedom of movement. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Council Regulation (EC) 1383/2003, art 4(1) of Directive (EC) 2001/29 of the European Parliament and of the Council, art 5(1) and (3) of Directive (EC) 2008/95, and art 9(1) and (2) of Council Regulation (EC) 207/2009. The request had been made in proceedings brought by Rolex SA and Manufacture des Montres Rolex SA against Mr Blomqvist concerning the destruction of a counterfeit watch which Mr Blomqvist had bought through a Chinese online sales website and which had been seized by the customs authorities.

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