Tech 21 UK Ltd v Logitech Europe SA

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The Chancery Division ruled that, applying the core principle of the Brussels Convention that people should be sued in their home state, and applying settled law, the English court had no jurisdiction to hear a claim for a declaration of non-infringement of any Community design right or any UK unregistered design right vested in the defendant, Logitech, a Swiss company, in respect of its impact protection cases for iPads. However, the court had jurisdiction to hear the claim in respect of a threat to bring infringement proceedings in the English courts allegedly made on behalf of Logitech against the claimant company.

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