The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have just launched a questionnaire that aims to identify problems of private international law, from jurisdiction to enforcement, relating to disputes involving intellectual property. The questionnaire is adressed to the member states of both organisations and other intergovernmental organisations as […]
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In response to the EU Commission’s
Just as the Commission formally
by Felix M. Wilke, University of Bayreuth, Germany Most readers of this blog will be well aware that, according to the ECJ, the “place of performance” of a contractual obligation within the meaning of Article 7(1)(a) Brussels Ibis is not a concept to be understood independently from national law. Rather, in order to determine this […]
The CJEU’s interpretation of Article 7(2) Brussels Ia with regard to online defamation has long been criticized (including
As has now become tradition, the Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) will feature a section dedicated to Conflict of Laws. In 2021, the conference will take place between 31 August and 3 September at the University of Durham and virtually (further information on the conference can be found
In what appears to be a rather straightforward extension of the Court’s earlier decisions in Cases C-498/16 Schrems and C-208/18 Petruchová, the CJEU held last week in Case C-774/19 Personal Exchange that a natural person contracting with the operator of an online gambling service remains a consumer in the sense of Article 15 of Regulation […]
The following post has been written by Ennio Piovesani, PhD Candidate at the Universities of Turin and Cologne. While negotiations for an agreement on the future partnership between the EU and the UK are pending, a spectre haunts Europe: reciprocity. I. The Residual Role of the Requirement of Reciprocity In some EU Member States, provisions […]