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New book published: La competencia judicial internacional de los tribunales españoles en los casos de presunta infracción de derechos de patente by Arantxa Gandía Sellens

Patent rights aim to boost innovation; and innovation is the only way to achieve technological progress, which mainly finds its legal protection through patent rights. Thus, there is a need to set up a patent system that works very well and to put forward more solutions than problems identified for inventors and investors. The satisfactory protection of inventions is not only needed in substantive terms, but it is also necessary in procedural terms. In particular, it has been observed that the p...


Workshop: “The Making of Decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies”

On 30-31 March 2017, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law hosted the workshop “The Making of Decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies”. This workshop was the 4th organized within the framework of the pluriannual research project “The Making of Judicial and Arbitral Decisions” led by Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri.
The research project “The Making of Judicial and Arbitral Decisions” aims at investigating the mechanism/mechanic of the decision-making of adjudicatory b...


Research Fellow Michel Erpelding awarded with Doctoral degree

Michel Erpelding received the Doctoral degree from Sorbonne Law School - University Paris 1 with highest honours.


Visit of the Subcommittee for European Affairs of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection of the German Bundestag at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

On the 13th of March 2017, a delegation of the Subcommittee for European Affairs of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection of the German Bundestag composed of Prof. Dr. Patrick Sensburg, Dr. Hendrik Hoppenstedt, Petra Rode-Bosse, Katja Keul and Harald Petzold visited the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. Burkhard Hess introduced the delegation to the work of the Institute and discussed current developments in European Union law. Two Research Fellows of the In...


Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V. – the 22nd volume of the Association’s book series has been published

Burkhard Hess (ed.), Der europäische Gerichtsverbund
This volume contains the papers of the 2015 annual conference of the International Association of Procedural Law on multilevel cooperation of courts in Europe, current issues of international arbitration and the international dimensions of the European law of civil procedure.