Tuesday 29 May 2012

Pinckney: can anyone help?

A couple of pink knees
here, but not quite what
we're looking for ...
notification from the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) informs us of a new copyright case that has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union: it's Case C-170/12 Pinckney. The subject of the reference is said to be "Identification of the courts with jurisdiction in relation to an alleged cross-border copyright infringement" and the IPO kindly furnishes a link to the case on the Curia website.

Alas, on clicking through, this blogger has been unable to unearth the questions which have been referred for a preliminary ruling, since there no documents in the case file. This is a pity, because the IPO invited comments by 26 May.

Can anyone shed light on this litigation?

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