Article 32

1. The Court shall have exclusive competence in respect of:

a) actions for actual or threatened infringements of patents and supplementary protection certificates and related defences, including counterclaims concerning licences;

b) actions for declarations of non-infringement of patents and supplementary protection certificates;

c) actions for provisional and protective measures and injunctions;

d) actions for revocation of patents and for declaration of invalidity of supplementary protection certificates;

e) counterclaims for revocation of patents and for declaration of invalidity of supplementary protection certificates;

f) actions for damages or compensation derived from the provisional protection conferred by a published European patent application;

g) actions relating to the use of the invention prior to the granting of the patent or to the right based on prior use of the invention;

h) actions for compensation for licences on the basis of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012; and

i) actions concerning decisions of the European Patent Office in carrying out the tasks referred to in Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012.

 

2. The national courts of the Contracting Member States shall remain competent for actions relating to patents and supplementary protection certificates which do not come within the exclusive competence of the Court.