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

GA Delivered Opinion in C-393/09

As Huťko previously reported in January (background of the case), the Supreme Administrative Court of Czech Republic referred following questions to the Court of Justice: 1. Should Article 1(2) of Council Directive 91/250/EEC 1 of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs be interpreted as meaning that, for the purposes of the

Infopaq II. is Coming to the Court of Justice

This is really exciting news. Infopaq v. Danish Daily Newspaper Publishers’ Association litigation is probably not over. Indeed, Danish court has addressed Court of Justice with another bundle of highly interesting questions. So after very interesting Infopaq I. C-05/08 decision, let’s see what Court of Justice have to say about Infopaq II. C-302/10 questions in