Intellectual Property Case Law

"Accessibility" as one of the jurisdiction criteria for online copyright infringements

Once again the CJEU was asked to determine which court has the jurisdiction to hear cases of online copyright infringement. Even though one of the core principles of copyright is territoriality, the internet makes copyright infringements possible from almost everywhere. That is why the Austrian Handelsgericht wanted to know whether the mere accessibility of a copyright-infringing photograph on a webseite suffices to confer jurisdiction on a court of a Member State. The facts of the case are pre... [Read All]

The Competition and Markets Authority will celebrate its 1st birthday on 1st April 2015. It is a new independent non-ministerial department of the UK Government, which is fully operating since 1 April...
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Mr Demirci and the other applicants of the case were all former Turkish workers, who had worked in the Netherlands for many years and were duly registered as belonging to the Netherlands labour force....
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Regulation no 864/2007 of the European Parliament and the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II) came into force in 2009 in the European Union (minus Denmark). It appli...
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The so called InfoSoc Directive 2001/29 (on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society) provides that authors have the exclusive right to authorise...
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Different jurisdiction clauses in agreements between the same parties High Court of Justice, Commercial Court
In a recent case, AmTrust Europe Ltd v Trust Risk Group SpA [2014] EWHC 4169 (Comm) (10 December 2014), the Commercial Court considered whether the English court had jurisdiction to grant an injunctio...
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Post Date: 16-02-2015 - Article Date: 16-02-2015
In a recent case, AmTrust Europe Ltd v Trust Risk Group SpA [2014] EWHC 4169 (Comm) (10 December 2014), the Commercial Court considered whether the English court had jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where the parties had entered into a number of agreements with conflicting jurisd... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 05-09-2013 - Article Date: 02-09-2013
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 27-09-2012 - Article Date: 22-08-2012
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