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English translation: disputed on grounds of nullity

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French term or phrase:attaquer en nullité
English translation:disputed on grounds of nullity
Entered by: Louis RIOUAL
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13:09 Jan 13, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: attaquer en nullité
Ces actes (de cession de droits sur la marque no. 1234) ont été attaqués en nullité par la demanderesse.
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 07:31
disputed on grounds of nullity
Explanation:
Dict. economique & juridique (Navarre)
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Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 16:31
Grading comment
Although the other suggestions were also good and shed a different light on the term, this sounds the clearest and fits best in the context. Thanks to all!

4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nadispute the validity of
Peter Freckleton
naapplication for order that (the doc) be declared nul and void / be set aside
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na(to) initiate a nullity actionAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
na"invocation for invalidity" ("request to invalidate", "request to void", "challenged collaterally")Louise Atfield
nadisputed on grounds of nullityLouis RIOUAL


  

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44 mins
disputed on grounds of nullity


Explanation:
Dict. economique & juridique (Navarre)

Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 16:31
PRO pts in pair: 238
Grading comment
Although the other suggestions were also good and shed a different light on the term, this sounds the clearest and fits best in the context. Thanks to all!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
"invocation for invalidity" ("request to invalidate", "request to void", "challenged collaterally")


Explanation:
I think that the first expression is the right one. Here is what I found as I researched the term:

"invalidate/to - entraîner la nullité de"
"render inoperative/to - entraîner la nullité de"
"render void/to - entraîner la nullité de"
http://www.ustboniface.mb.ca/cusb/institut/juristes/lexiques...

"Ungültigkeit (f) voidness
invalidity
invalidité
nullité "
http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org/t_de/i_007_de.asp?language=de&l=...

"Une ordonnance dont la légitimité n'a pas été directement contestée et qui n'a pas été infirmée, ne saurait faire l'objet d'une
attaque en nullité lors d'une poursuite pour outrage au tribunal"
http://www.fja.gc.ca/fr/cf/1994/vol2/html/1994fcaa0310.p.fr....

"An order whose legitimacy has not been directly attacked and
which has not been found to be void cannot be challenged collaterally in a contempt proceeding."

"Judge Salyers did not address the company's invalidity challenge but found that Holly Springs was not exempt under the terms of the standard and in fact failed to comply with the standard's requirements. "
http://www.osha-slc.gov/REVIEW_data/D19940616.html

"13. If an application for invalidity is based on an earlier trade mark or an earlier right, the Registrar will expect the same information as is set out above to be contained in the statement of case.
17. It should be noted that under the Trade Marks Act 1994, the Registrar does not have a discretion to refuse to register an application or to leave a trade mark on the register despite grounds for revocation or invalidity having been made out and, as such, any request for the exercise of such a discretion will be struck out."
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.patent.gov.uk/snews...

Hope this helps somehow.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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3 hrs
(to) initiate a nullity action


Explanation:


sued for nullity
Like patents, utility models are a means to protect inventions.

Any registered Austrian utility model may be sued for nullity.

Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 187

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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11 hrs
application for order that (the doc) be declared nul and void / be set aside


Explanation:
NULLITE = "une sanction prononcée par le juge et consistant dans la disparition retroactive de l'acte juridique qui ne remplit pas les conditions requises pour sa formation" (DALLOZ)

There are essentially 4 types of nullity (absolue,relative, virtuelle, textuelle). No discussion of this is probably appropriate as the application has just been made and your extract doesn't indicate whether the application has been considered by the judge and/or whether it was successful.

HOwever, there can be "nullité d'acte de procédure" or "nullité desjugements" (DALLOZ again). Your text relates to the former :"une sanction d'irregularité commise dans la rédaction ou dans la signification d'un acte de procédure". There is also a difference depending upon whether it is a "vice de forme ou une irrégularité de fond".

It sounds very much like the applicant is asking the court to make an order to the effect that the document in question be rendered or declared "nul and void", perhaps even that the judgment "set aside", (if a judgment has been made, you don't say).

Nikki



    Dalloz, Lexique de termes juridiques
    Dictionary of Law, Curzon ; Oxford Dictionary of Law
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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1 day 10 hrs
dispute the validity of


Explanation:
the clause cited is in the active voice, whereas it is passive in the text. The applicant seeks to have the assignment deeds judged to be null and void

Peter Freckleton
Australia
Local time: 02:31
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