The EU Court of Justice answers a request for a preliminary ruling about use of trademarks to prevent the importation of spare parts (Honda)

On 17 July 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) answered a request for a preliminary ruling from a Greek Court (Monomeles Protodikeio Athinon) inquiring as to whether the use by Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (“Honda”) of its trademarks to prevent the importation of Honda spare parts from Thailand into Greece breaches Article 101 or 102 TFEU or is in conflict with international trade rules, namely the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (“GATT”) and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS”). The

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Porter Elliott, The EU Court of Justice answers a request for a preliminary ruling about use of trademarks to prevent the importation of spare parts (Honda), 17 July 2014, e-Competitions Parallel imports, Art. N° 68918

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