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date: 31 May 2020

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This chapter identifies national and regional approaches adopted to ensure that intellectual property (IP) rights are enforceable in a global environment constituted by territorial rights that rely on local courts. It discusses reconsideration and recalibration of the private international law (PIL) rules that govern IP relationships in relation to jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition and enforcement. The chapter also explores the emergence of new fora for cross-border IP enforcement, through either trade or investment arrangements or privately designed alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. It concludes by underscoring the continued relevance of the territoriality of IP rights, and the importance of coherence and mutual consistency between the different legal systems and regimes of cross-border IP enforcement.

Keywords: IP litigation, territoriality of IP rights, jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement, Brussels I Regulation, Rome II Regulation, ALI Principles, CLIP Principles, alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

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