International -- 2018

European Comm'n v. Stichting Greenpeace Nederland   (European Court of Justice)

Intellectual Property

The NAM intervened in an appeal before the European Court of Justice that could have set a dangerous precedent for intellectual property protection. The plaintiffs requested the public disclosure of a massive amount of confidential business information relating to certain pesticides and herbicides used both in the U.S. and Europe, particularly glyphosate. This case had broad implications, not only for the crop protection industry, but for many, if not all U.S. chemical manufacturers operating both in the U.S. and in Europe. The NAM filed six motions/statements with additional legal and technical information to supplement the primary parties’ arguments. The court ruled completely in the NAM’s favor.

Related Documents:
NAM Oral Statement  (March 23, 2018)
NAM Observations  (February 2, 2017)
NAM Oral Statement  (February 4, 2016)
NAM Statement in Intervention  (April 14, 2015)
NAM Annexes  (April 13, 2015)
NAM Motion to Intervene  (April 18, 2014)