IPRE is an initiative organized by the University of Geneva, WIPO Academy, and WTO that is aimed at providing a forum for academics and other researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress in Geneva, the home of many international organizations.
During this Conference, Professor Valeriy N. Lisitsa presented his report on the topic "Conflict of Laws on Intellectual Property in the Digital World: EU, Russia, Kazakhstan and China Regulation". In particular, it was argued that lex loci protectionis is not able to fully and effectively define applicable law to all transnational IP cases. Lex voluntatis and lex loci solutionis can be more relevant to IP contracts. Lex loci actus is more suitable to the determination of authorship. In addition, the special attention needs to be paid to IP law infringements made in the digital sphere which require the application of more rules of private international law in the countries concerned, especially on jurisdictional issues (e.g., the habitual residence of the victim, the place of registration of IP, the focus of a website on a particular state, the location of information intermediary, etc.).
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