In 2010 China Commodoties introduces its own wall on the market. The product is markedly similar to that of Van Spaendonckseems. Van Spaendonck start of a procedure and based on its design registration and is awarded with a European wide ban.
First, the question whether the model is valid, because there are older tennis practice walls. The court finds that the overall impression of the new tennis wall is completely different. The claimant has therefore a valid design registration. The tennis wall that China Commodoties delivers is almost identical, so that tennis wall is a violation.design-law