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HCCH-WIPO Questionnaire on PIL & IP

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 […]

Is Tessili still good law?

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 […]

Brexit: The Spectre of Reciprocity Evoked Before German Courts

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 […]