Some Exciting CJEU References

Today somewhat more copyright oriented post. It seems that interesting references for preliminary rulings before the Court of Justice of EU are definitely not on the decrease. Except for the older pending ones, which I list here, consider this fantastic set of cases. Copyright limitations, such as private copying exemption and library use exemption, but

How frequent is IP litigation in Slovakia?

EISi, an non-university academic research center for IP & IT, is now working on the complex proposal that aims at improving IP specialization of Slovak judges. Obviously, when considering the impact of the proposed changes, we also had to have a look at the number of litigated cases before Slovak courts. Huťko is glad to

BGH on Liability of Rapidshare

BGH today according to its press release decided in Atari Europe v. Rapidshare, known also as “Alone in the dark” (BGH, I ZR 18/11, LG Düsseldorf – 12 O 40/09).  The case concerns action brought by Atari Europe, the producer of well-known computer game “Alone in the dark”, against the file-hosting provider Rapidshare.  As the

New CJEU Referral: Is Website Blocking OK with Union Law?

E-comm blog reports a new exciting Austrian referral (OGH decision) before CJEU, which deals with the question whether the Union law provides for website blocking injunctions against Access Providers. The case UPC Telekabel Wien C-314/12 is already listed on the Curia website and has a potential to solve a vast disagreement of EU courts on

CJEU: Pinckney Case Questions

As Kluwer Copyright blog already reported on the beginning of this month, French Cour de cassation filed several very interesting questions before the Court of Justice of EU in preliminary reference Pinckney C-170/12. UK IPO yesterday send to its subscribers this very helpful information, that also include complete version of the preliminary questions. BackgroundThe applicant