1. What are the most effective ways for a European patent holder whose rights cover your jurisdiction to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction?
An important remedy for a patent holder in Iceland is the possibility of obtaining a preliminary injunction against the allegedly infringing act. Such an injunction is not granted by courts, but by a government authority, the district magistrate. This action is relatively swift and a ruling can be issued within a few weeks. However, a preliminary injunction must be verified by the court; an application to the court must be filed within one week of issuance of the injunction. The rights holder must also, before obtaining an injunction, submit a security deposit to indemnify any financial damage caused by the injunction. The district magistrate decides on the amount of the deposit.