Immediate access to documents granted by Paris Central Division in NJOY Netherlands v Juul Labs – a step towards open justice in the UPC?


This article was first published in Kluwer Patent Blog [May, 2024].

On 24 April 2024, the UPC’s Central Division in Paris granted Nicoventures Trading Limited access to written pleadings and evidence under RoP 262.1(b) in a patent revocation case brought by NJOY Netherlands B.V. against Juul Labs International, Inc (ORD_587436/2023 in UPC_CFI_316/2023). Nicoventures had made the document access request on 15 November 2023, however the Paris Central Division stayed its consideration of the application pending the Court of Appeal’s decision on the Rule 262.1(b) request in the Ocado v AutoStore proceedings, which was handed down on 10 April 2024 (UPC_CoA_404/2023 APL_584498/2023).

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Charlie French


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