*Future New Developments Ltd v B & S Patente Und Marken GmbH

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. In the course of a patent dispute, the defendant company (B&S) challenged the jurisdiction of the English court. The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court held, in dismissing the application that, because B&S had entered an appearance before a court of the United Kingdom within the meaning of art 24 of the Brussels Convention on the Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 1968, the English Court had jurisdiction.

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