Have you got the Friday habit? Today's the day for checking what's been listed on the sidebar under Forthcoming Events -- so do take a peep or two.
On Wednesday the IPKat asked if anyone had a copy of the decision of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales to refer a question to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling in Nokia v Her Majesty's Revenue and Excise, in which the trial judge held that counterfeit goods could not be detained at Heathrow Airport, when in transit from one non-EU country to another, on the basis that they had not been placed in the European market (see earlier IPKat post here). Several noble souls have come to his aid (many thanks, all of you!) and the decision can be read here. If the mouse weighs heavily in your hand and you can't be bothered to click, but just want to know the question, this is it:
"Are non-Community goods bearing a Community trade mark which are subject to customs supervision in a Member State and in transit from a non-Member State to another non-Member State capable of constituting “counterfeit goods” within the meaning of Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation 1383/2003/EC if there is no evidence to suggest that those goods will be put on the market in the EC, either in conformity with a customs procedure or by means of an illicit diversion".
"Never put your faith in a spell checker; when you reed it back, it’ll always let you down in the most embarrassing plaices" [The IPKat gave up using spell checkers when he started writing about trade marks, so many of which are classified as spelling errors].
"Never read an ECJ decision whilst sober [Please advise as to which beverage improves the experience ...]".
"The thinner the file, the harder the issue" [Merpel thinks she's found the exception that (dis)proves the rule. There's a fairly stout file floating around with the word BUD on the spine].