TéDé v.Tetra, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 17 November 2010, case no. / docket no.: 374705 / HA ZA 10-1074
Tetra is the owner of a Dutch patent regarding a device for cutting and stirring curd cheese. TeDe and Kaamps ("TeDe") had purchased such device from Tetra, after which TeDe had built two identical machines. Because Tetra suspected that TeDe et al. was infringing its patent, it had requested and obtained leave from the Provisions Judge of the District Court in Almelo for leave to seize evidence and to have a detailed description made of the allegedly infringing devices. In addition, Tetra had requested the Provisions judge to allow Tetra to inspect the evidence that would be seized, and to order TeDe to pay the full costs of these prejudgment measures, if TeDe would not commence preliminary injunction proceedings within week after the execution of the measures.