• CJEU: Jurisdiction for Violation of Personality Rights Claims
  • November 24, 2017 | Author: Viola Bensinger
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Berlin Office
  • On Oct. 17, 2017, the CJEU (C-194/16) ruled that a company which claims its personality rights (Persönlichkeitsrechte) to be infringed by content available via the internet may bring action for all damages sustained before the courts of the Member State in which its centre of interests is located. However, the CJEU stressed that a company may also bring an action before the courts of any Member State in which the relevant content was or still is available. Should the latter be the case, the courts only have to consider the damages within their specific territory and jurisdiction.