Founded in 1909 by German engineer Anton Piller
, the company operates from its headquarters and production site in Osterode am Harz and nearby Bilshausen.
According to Justice Gafai, the court had granted Anton Piller
order to ASCO Investment Limited, Nigerian representative of SC Johnson, makers of Kiwi polish to search premises and markets to seize fake kiwi products without prior warning.
He has particular experience in dealing with all types of urgent injunctive relief cases including ex parte applications for freezing injunctions, receivership and Anton Piller
orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other disclosure orders.
Early on, the Plaintiffs obtained an Anton Piller order ex parte to enter Defendants' premises to search, inspect, remove, detain and retain certain documents.
In the Court's view, it must resolve the conflict "on the basis that no one has the right to be represented by counsel who has had access to relevant solicitor-client confidences in circumstances where such access ought to have been anticipated and, without great difficulty, avoided and where such counsel has failed to rebut the presumption of a resulting risk of prejudice to the party against whom the Anton Piller order was made." [[paragraph] 2].
Finally, there is a third remedy based on the case of Anton Piller
It is probable that only a few people outside the law know what Anton Piller
or Mareva Injunction mean, but that is not the point.
Plaintiff becomes claimant, writ - claim form, pleading - statement of case, statement of claim or points of - particulars of claim, summons or motion - application, interrogatories and further and better particulars - requests for information, discovery - disclosure, leave of the court - permission of the court, minor/infant - child, in camera or in chambers - in private, next friend or guardian ad litern - litigation friend, payment into court - Part 36 payment, subpoena - witness summons, taxation of costs - assessment of costs, taxing master - costs judge, Anton Piller
order - search order, Mareva injunction - freezing injunction, inter partes - on notice, originating summons - alternative procedure, and ex parte - without notice
They will have to drop obscure phrases such as "in camera" or "Anton Piller" and use terms easily understood to the general public.
Obscure phrases that will be abandoned include "Anton Piller order", which is replaced by search order, "Mareva Injunction", which is replaced by freezing injunction and "ex parte" which becomes without notice.