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1 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © Full-Tenured Aggregate Professor, International Law University of Macerata, Italy; Von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Max Planck Institute Munich

2 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - Index INDEX A.History B.The first work of the ILA Committee: comparison C.The current work of the ILA Committee: sub-committees D.Perspective for the future: ILA Resolution F.References

3 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

4 International harmonisation Advanced in substantive intellectual property law Not advanced in issues of jurisdiction and applicable law B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History A. History

5 Hague Conference in 1999 Preliminary draft proposal for an international Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement in Civil and Commercial Matters Contentious in the area of intellectual property Generally failed in the most part B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History A. History

6 Academic initiatives formed on both sides of the Atlantic Continue working B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History A. History

7 2003 ALI: new project Principles on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in Transborder Disputes International character: reporters: Rochelle Dreyfuss + Jane Ginsburg + François Dessemontet A. History B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

8 2003 MPI Munich (initiative) + Hamburg MPI joint project “European Max Planck Group on Conflicts of Law in Intellectual Property (CLIP)” MPI directors + MPI members + several high-profile European scholars in IP and PIL A. History B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

9 Graeme Dinwoodie + Annette Kur members CLIP + advisers in the ALI project = Close cooperation between the two groups ALI + CLIP A. History B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

10 ALI project concluded in 2007 A. History B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

11 The CLIP group finalized its project on 2011 The final draft of the CLIP Principles was published on December 1, A. History B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

12 Other two sets of principles finalized in Asia between 2009 and 2011 Transparency Proposal Waseda Proposal A. History B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - A. History

13 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - B. Comparison

14 In 2010 in the frame of the International Law Association a new Committee on IP and PIL was established B. Comparison B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - B. Comparison

15 B. Comparison B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - B. Comparison Chair: Professor Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University Co-Rapporteurs: Professors Pedro de Miguel Asensio, Madrid Complutense University, Axel Metzger, Hannover University Members: hq.org/en/committees/index.cfm/cid/1037/ member/1

16 Comparison of the four sets of principles Aim: understanding where there is consensus and where issues are indeed controversial B. Comparison B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - B. Comparison A dedicated issue of JIPITEC (3 (3) 2012)

17 First Committee’s Report ILA meeting, Sofia th ILA Conference: Sofia August 2012 B. Comparison B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - B. Comparison

18 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - C. Sub-Committees

19 Sub-Committees were established: Jurisdiction general Exclusive Jurisdiction Infringement Jurisdiction Applicable Law Infringement Applicable Law Initial Ownership Contracts Recognition and Enforcement C. Sub-Committees B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - C. Sub-Committees

20 Sub-Committees were established: Scope Arbitration ISP Goods in Transit Consumer Transactions Security Interests in IP and Insolvency Lex Mercatoria International Cooperation C. Sub-Committees B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - C. Sub-Committees

21 Each Sub-Committee prepared a report before January 2013 Each report contained a draft proposal which included suggestions for the future Committee’s work. As a background information the Sub-Committees were encouraged to use the comparative reports C. Sub-Committees B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - C. Sub-Committees

22 ILA Biennial Conference ASIL Annual Meeting Washington 7-12 April 2014 C. Sub-Committees B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - C. Sub-Committees

23 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - D. Perspective for the future

24 The for sets of principles’ basic policy / objectives do not diverge strongly Step forward towards a better international understanding of problems arising in the interface between IP and PIL (?) ILA Resolution: Guidelines on IP and PIL (?) International convention: WIPO or the Hague Conference of PIL D. Perspective for the future B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - D. Perspective for the future

25 e.g.: ILA Draft Convention on State Immunity uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid= UN 2004 Convention D. Perspective for the future B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - D. Perspective for the future

26 E. References 1.Kur Annette and Ubertazzi Benedetta, The ALI Principles and the CLIP Project – a Comparison, in Bariatti S. (ed.), Litigating Intellectual Property Rights Disputes Cross-Border: EU Regulations, ALI Principles, CLIP Project, Padova, 2010, pp Paulius Jurčys, Benedetta Ubertazzi, Rita Matulionytė, Pedro De Miguel Asensio, Axel Metzger in JIPITEC 3(3) Ubertazzi, Exlusive Jurisdiction and Intellectual Property, Mohr Siebeck, 2012 B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - Reference

27 Thank you! Benedetta Ubertazzi: B ENEDETTA U BERTAZZI © - Thank you


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