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Opinion of Advocate General Bobek, 13 July 2017, in the Case C 194/16 Bolagsupplysningen OÜ Ingrid Ilsjan v. Svensk Handel AB – Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 – Publication of information on the internet — Personality rights of legal persons — Centre of interests — Injunction to have information deleted and corrected in a different Member State — Claim for damages

The Advocate General Bobek, in the Case C‑194/16 Bolagsupplysningen OÜ Ingrid Ilsjan v. Svensk Handel AB (Request for a preliminary ruling from the Riigikohus – Supreme Court, Estonia), rendered on 13 July 2017 the following Opinion:

  1. Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast), is to be interpreted as meaning that a legal person alleging that its personality rights have been infringed by the publication of information on the internet can, in respect of the entirety of the harm sustained, bring proceedings before the courts of the Member State in which its centre of interests is located.
  2. A legal person’s centre of interests is located in the Member State where that person conducts its main professional activities provided that the allegedly harmful information is capable of affecting its professional activities in that Member State.

Full text of the Opinion


Updated: July 13, 2017 — 11:32 am

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