Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Matters of Intellectual Property (La Competence Et La Loi Applicable En Matière De La Proprieté Intellectuelle)
GENERAL REPORTS ON THE XVIIth CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OD COMPARATIVE LAW (RAPPORTS GENERAUX DU XVIIeme CONGRES DE L'ACADEMIE INTERNATIONALE DE DROIT COMPARE) Chapter 17, KB Brown, DV Snyder, eds., Springer, 2012
37 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 1, 2010
The Hague Judgments Project, initiated in the early 1990 sat the Hague Conference on Private International Law, aimed to harmonize rules on international jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. As this project faltered, supporters continued this work under an American Law Institute Project that developed comprehensive rules on international jurisdiction, particularly in cross-border intellectual property (IP) disputes. Other initiatives in Europe and Asia worked to harmonize the settlement of multi-state IP disputes. This report synthesizes reports enforcement of judgments in IP matters. It also presents 12 hypothetical cases to determine how a given jurisdiction deals with various matters, including: personal jurisdiction and jurisdiction over infringement actions, subject-matter jurisdiction, consolidation of proceedings, choice of court agreements, Parallel proceedings, territoriality principle of IP rights, and applicable law regarding transfer of IP rights and agreements.
Keywords: Intellectual property, Private international law, lex loci protectionis, jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement, territoriality principle, Hague Judgments Project, ALI Principles, CLIP Principles, Transparency Principles, Brussels I Regulation, Rome I, Rome II Regulation
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