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(p. 525) 24. Enforcement 

(p. 525) 24. Enforcement
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(p. 525) 24. Enforcement
Author(s):

Justine Pila

and Paul L.C. Torremans

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198831280.003.0024
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date: 27 May 2020

This chapter looks into preliminary aspect of private international law, focusing on jurisdiction and choice of law. Before enforcement actions can get off the ground we need to know which court will have jurisdiction and which law that court will apply. Jurisdiction is based on the domicile of the defendant as a basic rule, but alternative fora are available. The courts of the place of the harmful event may also have jurisdiction and there are special rules for multiple defendant cases. Validity cases are subject to exclusive jurisdiction rules. In terms of choice of law, the law of the country for which protection is sought takes centre stage when it comes to IP. It is the law applicable to the IP right as such and it also applies to infringement.

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