Europe Need to Hear Your Voice

There are two important things I would like to draw your attention to. Firstly, prominent European Academics composed a brief letter analysing ACTA provisions and now they are calling for your important assistance. Please take few seconds to symbolically support their effort for balanced IP rights enforcement in EU by signing here. Secondly, European Commission

Scarlet Extended (Scarlet v. Sabam) – the first Hearing Report

Scarlet Extended C-70/10 dealing with the scope of injunctions against the intermediary (filtering methods) is one of the highlights of this year. Thanks to LINX you can now read a report from the very first hearing of this case held before Court of Justice on the 13th of January. Some interesting hints: Chamber – Unknown,

Contracts with Slovak Public Bodies have to be Published Online to become Effective

Huťko got some news for you (and there are bits of IP law as well). Slovak parliament passed the amendment (Act. No. 546/2010) to Slovak Civil Code (Act. No 40/1964 Coll. ) and to Act on Free Access to Information (Act. No. 211/2000) which sets up the category of Obligatory Published Contract (OPC). No OPC

Another Keyword Advertising Reference – Wintersteiger

It looks like keyword advertising “saga” is not over yet. Court of Justice just received another keyword advertising preliminary reference from a national court, namely C-523/10 Wintersteiger (not on the Curia’s website yet – see IPO). This time it concerns international private law, more specifically interpretation of the Brussels I. regulation which sets jurisdiction

GA’s Opinion in L´Oreal v. Ebay

Huťko is very excited about the opinion of Advocate General Jääskinen in L´Oreal v. Ebay C-324/09 published this Thursday (9th of December). The case is so complex and deals with so many interesting questions that Huťko deems it even more intriguing reading than Google France C-236/08. So far Huťko has identified these interesting (sometimes hidden)

When Does the Website “Direct” its Activity to Consumer’s Country?

Court of Justice just rendered decision in two joint cases Pammer C‑585/08 and Hotel Alpenhof C‑144/09 dealing with the issue of international private law on the internet, more precisely question of jurisdiction over consumer contracts. Following articles are references to provisions of Regulation No. 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in

Data Retention Status Quo in Slovakia

On the 4th of October, European Information Society Institute filled a complaint (in Slovak bellow) to General Prosecution of the Slovak Republic (Generálna prokuratúra SR) concerning unconstitutionality of the data retention law in Slovakia. It has now two months to scrutinize the complaint and thoroughly assess whether to file a complaint to the Constitutional Court