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EC draft withdrawal agreement: IP rights

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has produced a draft withdrawal agreement (the “Agreement”) chartering the path of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. In the coming weeks, the Council of the European Union and the Brexit Steering Group...more

Psychological Abuse Is a Form of Grave Harm Under the Hague Convention

by Proskauer For Good on

A team of Proskauer attorneys, on behalf of 12 leading non-profit organizations specializing in advocacy for victims of domestic violence, drafted an amicus brief in support of a mother seeking to uphold a district court’s...more

How Much Evidence Does A “Hague” Case Merit?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On August 7 of 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Since we don’t see much child custody litigation in federal courts nor...more

Hague Judgments Convention: IP judgments still hang in the balance

by Hogan Lovells on

Last month the November 2017 draft Hague Judgments Convention was published by the Hague Conference Special Commission following the third meeting of the Special Commission in the Hague between the 13th and 17th of November....more

Life after Brexit - how the UK and China can both benefit from the new global regime on jurisdiction agreements and judgments

by DLA Piper on

On 12 September 2017 China signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 ('Hague'). This ensures not only that a country's exclusive jurisdiction agreements are respected in all other contracting states, but...more

Court Limits Australia's Jurisdiction to Assist International Arbitrations

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Parties to contracts on major projects with a connection to Australia frequently arbitrate disputes elsewhere. The Development: The Federal Court of Australia ("FCA") held that Australian courts do not have...more

Finding Foreign Service Difficult? Look for the Defendant on Facebook

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Your company has entered into a contract with a smaller, foreign company to do business. While your relationship starts off strong, it quickly sours when you discover that the smaller company’s quality standards do not meet...more

Are You Being Served? Better Follow the Hague Convention

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Serving judicial and extrajudicial documents abroad involves a complex patchwork of domestic legislation and international treaties. The recent High Court judgment in Marashen Limited v Kenvett Limited and Dmitry Ivanchenko...more

Hague Convention May Help Foreign Defendants in IPR

The America Invents Act introduced an inter partes review proceeding at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for challenging the validity of a patent. Under the AIA, an IPR proceeding may not be instituted if the petition...more

Charting the Waters of International Service Requirements in the Wake of Water Splash v. Menon

Partially obscured by the significant patent venue ruling in TC Heartland, another decision issued by the Supreme Court on the same day, Water Splash v. Menon, presents guidance for multinational plaintiffs and defendants...more

Cross border litigation after Brexit – what to do following the government's position paper

by Dentons on

The UK government has published a "future partnership paper" on how it proposes to secure a framework for cross-border judicial co-operation after Brexit. Like many in its series of position papers, this is high on ambition...more

Obtaining Evidence for use in Foreign Proceedings

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Cross-border disputes may require obtaining evidence in the United States for use in proceedings pending in another jurisdiction. Traditionally, courts utilized letters rogatory to request assistance of foreign courts in...more

“Thinking Out Loud” About Copyright Infringement (Again)

by Brooks Pierce on

Ed Sheeran has had plenty of court troubles recently. After reportedly reaching a settlement over his song “Photograph” earlier this year, he was recently sued (a second time) for his song “Thinking Out Loud.”...more

Supreme Court Clarifies When Service by Mail is Permitted under the Hague Convention

The Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Hague Service Convention” or “Convention”), was designed to simplify and standardize the service of legal documents...more

Knock, Knock, Knocking on Menon’s Door

In a decision sure to have wide-ranging implications for cross-border discovery and governing privacy regimes, the Supreme Court recently held in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, that the Convention on the Service Abroad of...more

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America

The Continuing Rise of Chinese Investment in Latin America - Chinese investment and transactions in Latin America exceeded US$125 billion in the last decade, and China is expected to continue to be a key player in Latin...more

Supreme Court Makes a “Splash,” Upholds Hague Service by Mail, and Leaves Us Lost in Translation

by Wilson Elser on

A question that has divided state courts, federal district courts and the federal circuits regarding methods of service under the Hague Service Convention (Convention) was decided May 22, 2017, by the U.S. Supreme Court in...more

Supreme Court Holds That the Hague Service Convention Does Not Prohibit Service of Process Abroad by Mail

For nearly thirty years, federal and state appellate courts have been split on the issue of whether the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters, November 15,...more

You've Got Mail: Supreme Court Holds Foreign Defendants May Be Served Via Certified Mail Under Hague Convention

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Starting a lawsuit against defendants outside the United States just got cheaper and easier. On May 22, the U.S. Supreme Court settled a dispute as to whether the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and...more

SCOTUS Approves International Service of Process By Mail

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court rendered an 8-0 decision in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, on May 22, 2017, confirming that service of a complaint and summons by mail is not precluded by the Hague Service Convention (the “Convention”)....more

Water Splash Reveals a Glaring Omission in Wisconsin's Service-of-Process Rules, Which Ought To Be Fixed

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This week's unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, 581 U.S. ___, No. 16-254, points out a glaring omission in Wisconsin’s service-of-process rules that ought to be fixed, so that Wisconsin...more

You've Got Mail: Supreme Court Clarifies Procedures for Service of Process Abroad

by White & Case LLP on

The US Supreme Court has confirmed that US litigation may be commenced against foreign parties by sending documents through the mail, provided that certain conditions are met. In Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, No. 16-254 (May...more

The Hague Service Convention Does Not Prohibit Service of Process by Mail

The Supreme Court held in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, No. 16–254 (May 22, 2017), that the Hague Service Convention allows service of process by mail under Article 10(a), when two conditions are met: first, the receiving...more

Supreme Court Clarifies Rules on International Service by Mail

by Genova Burns LLC on

Resolving an issue that has divided state courts and the federal circuit courts, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Walter Splash, Inc. v. Menon, No. 16-254, that the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and...more

Supreme Court Decides Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, No. 16-254. The Court held that the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters (Hague...more

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