European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 34(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 and Directive (EC) 2004/48. The request had been made in proceedings between Diageo Brands BV (Diageo Brands), proprietor of the trade mark 'Johnny Walker', and Simiramida-04 EOOD (Simiramida) concerning a claim for damages made by Simiramida for the injury caused to it by a seizure carried out at the request of Diageo Brands of bottles of whisky of the Johnny Walker brand which had been intended for Simiramida.