Advocate General Y. Bot delivered today his opinion in joined Cases C‑24/16 and C‑25/16 (Nintendo Co. Ltd v BigBen Interactive GmbH, BigBen Interactive SA, which is about the Brussels I, Community designs and Rome II Regulations.
These Regulations are, respectively, Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs and Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations.
Here is the opinion:
“1. Article 79(1) of [Community designs Regulation] in conjunction with Article 6(1) of [Brussels I] is to be interpreted to the effect that decisions adopted by a national court in response to claims that are supplementary to an action for infringement in respect of two co-defendants domiciled in two different Member States, such as compensation for damage, the destruction or recall of the infringing goods, reimbursement of lawyers’ fees or publication of the judgment, have legal effect throughout the entire territory of the Union.