The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that “When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property – A Guide for Judges” (Guide), which is co-authored by Annabelle Bennett (Australia) and Sam Granata (Belgium), with the co-ordination of the Secretariats of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the HCCH, is now available in English. The French version of the Guide will be available in due course.
The Guide, which is a joint product of the two organisations, addresses the intersection of private international law and intellectual property, and is intended as a practical means of supporting the work of judges and lawyers around the world. It should be noted that the Guide does not intend to offer an exhaustive treatment of the law in all areas, but rather elucidates the operation of private international law in intellectual property matters with illustrative references to selected international and regional instruments and national laws.
The Guide is also available on the website of WIPO.