Top Logistics BV and another company v Bacardi & Co International and another company; Bacardi & Company Ltd and another company v TOP Logistics BV and another company

European Union – Trade marks. The Court of Justice gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that art 5 of Council Directive (EEC) 89/104 should be interpreted as meaning that the proprietor of a trade mark registered in one or more member states could oppose a third party placing goods bearing that trade mark under the duty suspension arrangement after they had been introduced into the European Economic Area and released for free circulation without the consent of that proprietor.

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