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Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Strategies

Where to Litigate Unitary Rights vs National Rights in the EU

Torsten B. Larsen

This timely and practical guide compares the jurisdictional advantages of litigating a national IP right with those of the corresponding European unitary IP right. The study offers IP practitioners a meticulous yet principled basis for their jurisdictional decisions and shows why it is advantageous for infringers to litigate based on a national IP right and rightholders to litigate based on a European unitary IP right.
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TABLE OF LEGISLATION

Where to Litigate Unitary Rights vs National Rights in the EU

Torsten B. Larsen

REGULATIONS

 

Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community Trade Mark 31, 33, 226

Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 of 27 July 1994 on Community Plant Variety Rights 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 36, 37, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 67, 69, 70, 72, 75, 89, 93, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 109, 110, 115, 119, 120, 121, 128, 129, 130, 131, 134, 135, 140, 142, 145, 146, 148, 151, 165, 166, 171, 173, 176, 193, 194, 198, 203, 212, 225–8, 229, 233, 234, 235, 236, 239, 246, 248, 255–6, 259, 260

Council Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 of 29 May 2000 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and in Matters of Parental Responsibility for Children of both Spouses 103

Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 28, 35, 36, 40, 54, 84, 86, 93, 120, 179, 189

Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community Designs 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 18, 20, 31, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 69, 70, 72, 89, 93, 95, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 109, 115, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 134, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 150, 164, 165, 176, 193, 194, 198, 203, 212, 219, 222–5, 226, 227, 228, 229, 233, 234, 238, 246, 248, 254–5, 258, 260

Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and the Matters of Parental Responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 83, 85, 86, 92, 93, 94, 103, 116, 117, 118, 120, 143, 147, 162, 200

Council Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of 11 July 2007 on the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations 20, 88, 106, 163, 194

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community Trade Mark 31, 33, 35, 36, 362

Council Regulation (EC) No 2015/2424 of 16 December 2015 on the Community Trade Mark 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 69, 70, 72, 89, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 103, 107, 108, 109, 115, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 133, 134, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 162, 163, 164, 172, 176, 193, 194, 198, 203, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 233, 234, 235, 238, 246, 248, 252–4, 258, 260

Council Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of 12 December 2012 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 10, 14, 16, 27, 53, 61, 65, 72, 84, 88, 92, 94, 95, 98, 106, 109, 110, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 133, 134, 135, 139, 154, 155, 156, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 175–82, 184, 185, 186, 187, 190, 193, 195, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 206–21, 224, 226, 227, 228, 231, 231, 235, 236, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 258, 259, 260

Council Regulation (EU) No 542/2014 of 15 May 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 as regards the Rules to be applied with respect to the Unified Patent Court and the Benelux Court of Justice 56

Council Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012 of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced Cooperation in the Area of the Creation of Unitary Patent Protection 6, 7, 8, 9, 89

DIRECTIVES

 

Council Directive 98/71/EC of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs 8, 9, 158, 194

Council Directive 2000/31/EC of 8 June 2000 on Certain Legal Aspects of Information Society Services in particular Electronic Commerce in the Internal Market 117

Council Directive 2008/95/EC of 22 October 2008 to approximate the Laws of the Member States relating to Trade Marks 158

Council Directive 2015/2436/EC of 16 December 2015 to approximate the Laws of the Member States relating to Trade Marks 8, 9, 158, 194