Indorata-Servicos & Gestao LDA Funchal and Great Lengths International S.R.L. v. Eurohair R&D c.s. and Balmain Hair Group B.V. c.s., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, Case No.KG ZA 10-1057
Indorata Servicos holds a patent for a "method and assembly for increasing hair volume". The claim requires the use of a "support tape" with an "adhesive face" when positioning hair extensions. The President of the District Court of The Hague holds that according to the description, the adhesive face is inter alia intended to fix the position of the support tape in relation to the hair of the head. According to the President, there is no literal infringement nor infringement by way of equivalency, as the support tape of the alleged infringing device cannot fulfill this function. Thus the claims are denied.
Read the judgment (in Dutch) here.
Head note: Geert Theuws