Journal Article

ECJ rules on jurisdiction for IP licence disputes

Paul Joseph

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 4, issue 9, pages 616-617
Published in print September 2009 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online September 2009 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI:
ECJ rules on jurisdiction for IP licence disputes

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The European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) has ruled that an IP licence does not constitute a contract for ‘the provision of services’ under Article 5(1)(b) of the Brussels Regulation. One of the other grounds of jurisdiction (most likely defendant's domicile) must be applied instead.

Journal Article.  1147 words. 

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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