The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that the special jurisdiction rule in Article 5(3) of Regulation 442001 (the
Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen ("AG") on 13 June 2013 issued a non-binding opinion in Pinckney v Mediatech on questions relating to
In its first intellectual property decision, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has confirmed that, provided there is a basis for personal jurisdiction over a defendant, the English courts have jurisdiction to try a claim for infringement of foreign intellectual property rights.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA)'s appeal against the decision of Mrs Justice Proudman in the High Court and the PRCA's claims that its use of a media monitoring organisation service (Meltwater News) should not require separate licensing from the newspaper copyright collecting society, the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) (NLA v Meltwater and PRCA 2011 EWCA Civ 890).
In a decision of Mrs Justice Proudman on Friday, the NLA has succeeded in its claim that recipients of media monitoring services (such as that provided by Meltwater) need a licence from the NLA for such receipt and that receipt of, and access to, such news services would otherwise be an infringement of copyright (NLA v Meltwater 2010 EWHC 3099, 26 November 2010).
The Court of Justice of the European Communities has delivered its judgment in Case C-54507, Apis-Hristovich EOOD v Lakorda AD, following a reference from the Sofia City Court in Bulgaria.