It is very common that legal questions relating to IP-rights span over several States. A patent owned by a company doing business in Germany may be licensed by its owner to a business incorporated in France. The holder of a copyright may want to stop a competitor from infringing its right in another market. A trademark owner may want to collect payment of a fee related to the use of the trademark from a company doing business in another State.
The purpose of the seminar Selected Questions of Private International Law in Relation to Intellectual Property Rights is to provide a general overview of the cross-border questions arising out of the use of IP-rights.
The focus of the seminar is on the European private international law rules to be found in the Brussels Ibis and the Rome I and Rome II Regulations.
Using cases decided by courts, the seminar aims to provide students a good understanding of the main principles and mechanisms used in this field of law.