Is this the end of standard amounts in controversy in competition law? Comment by attorney Rehart on the German Federal Court of Justice Decision of 22 January 2015 – I ZR 95/14 GRUR-PRAX 2015, 122
In industrial property law proceedings, the "correct” amount in controversy is perfectly apt to be argued about and is in fact the subject of frequent dispute. The various appeal courts have distinctly different practices from one district to another. Several courts act on the assumption of a "standard amount in controversy" when it comes to disputes involving industrial property rights. But other courts emphatically reject this practice. In a recently issued decision, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) clearly weighed in on the matter of standard amounts in controversy in competition proceedings. Attorney Rehart provides relevant practice tips in his comment in GRUR-PRAX 2015, 122.
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