Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 17 October 2017

Bolagsupplysningen OÜ and Ingrid Ilsjan v Svensk Handel AB

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Riigikohus

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 — Article 7(2) — Special jurisdiction in matters relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict — Infringement of the rights of a legal person by the publication on the internet of allegedly incorrect information concerning that person and by the failure to remove comments relating to that person — Place where the damage occurred — Centre of interests of that person

Case C-194/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
24/11/2017 Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:766
17/10/2017 Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:766
17/10/2017 Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:554
13/07/2017 Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
27/05/2016 Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : paragraphs 8, 24
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A04P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A05P1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A07PT2 : paragraphs 1, 7, 8, 21 - 49
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -C15 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -C16 : paragraphs 3, 28
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -CH2S3 : paragraph 39
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -CH2S4 : paragraph 39
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -CH2S5 : paragraph 39
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT3 : paragraph 8
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N25 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N26 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N29 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N30 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N32 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N33 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 : paragraph 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N38 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N40 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N41 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N42 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N46 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N48 : paragraphs 34, 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N49 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N50 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N52 : paragraphs 19, 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/11 -N46 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -228/11 -N27 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/12 -N35 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/12 -N36 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/12 -N37 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/13 -N40 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -441/13 -N19 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -249/16 -N27 : paragraph 24

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 1215/2012 -A07PT2

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 07/04/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 13/07/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

17/10/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 424 from 11.12.2017, p.4

Application: OJ C 211 from 13.06.2016, p.35

Name of the parties

Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Keilmann, Annette: EuGH: Persönlichkeitsrechtsverletzung im Internet – gerichtliche Zuständigkeit bei Klagen von Unternehmen, Betriebs-Berater 2017 p.2574 (DE)
  2. Bach, Ivo: Klage von Online-Firmen auf Schadensersatz im Schadensland, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2017 p.3436 (DE)
  3. Bach, Ivo: Klage von Online-Firmen auf Schadensersatz im Schadensland, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2017 p.3436 (DE)
  4. Laazouzi, Malik: L'extension du for européen aux personnes morales victimes d'atteintes aux droits de la personnalité sur Internet, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2017 n°49 p.2222-2227 (FR)
  5. Nourissat, Cyril: Nouvel arrêt en matière de délit commis par Internet, Procédures 2017 nº 12 p.22 (FR)
  6. Idot, Laurence: Compétence en matière délictuelle, Europe 2017 décembre nº 12 p.45-46 (FR)
  7. Kramberger Škerl, Jerca: Jurisdiction in On-line Defamation and Violations of Privacy: In Search of a Right Balance, LeXonomica : revija za pravo in ekonomijo 2017 nº 2 p.87-108 (EN)
  8. Stadler, Astrid: Die Crux mit der Mosaiktheorie, Juristenzeitung 2018 p.94-98 (DE)
  9. Kubis, Sebastian: Zum Tatortgerichtsstand bei grenzüberschreitenden Äußerungsdelikten zu Lasten von Unternehmen, Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2018 p.139-145 (DE)
  10. Kontogeorgou, Margarita: Internationale Zuständigkeit bei Persönlichkeitsrechtsverletzungen von juristischen Personen im Internet, Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union - GPR 2018 p.23-28 (DE)
  11. Hollwitz, Kristina: Klage von Unternehmen wegen Persönlichkeitsrechtsverletzung im Internet am Mittelpunkt seiner Interessen bzw. am Ort des Schadenserfolgs („Bolagsupplysningen und Ilsjan“), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 p.287-288 (DE)
  12. Krome, Stefanie ; Lüdecke, Hannah S.: Tendenz zur Einheitlichkeit im Deliktsrecht - oder wie das Mosaik zusammengesetzt wird, Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union - GPR 2018 N°4 p.192-196 (DE)
  13. Jault-Seseke, Fabienne: Le for du droit à l'oubli, Revue critique de droit international privé 2018 nº 2 p.290-306 (FR)
  14. Walter, Michel M.: Internationale Zuständigkeit bei Persönlichkeitsrechtsverletzungen, MR-Int : Internationale Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2018 2/18 p.94-96 (DE)
  15. Bogdan, Michael: Regulation Brussels Ia and Violations of Personality Rights on the Internet, Nordic Journal of International Law 2018 p.212-219 (EN)
  16. Vrbljanac, Danijela: Jurisdiction for Online Personality Rights Violations after the judgment 'Bolagsupplysningen', Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien - ZEuS 2018 p.165-179 (EN)
  17. Kuipers, Jan-Jaap: Nieuwe ronde, nieuwe kansen? Een nieuw arrest van het HvJEU over het internet, vrijheid van meningsuiting en bescherming van de persoonlijke levenssfeer - HvJEU 17 oktober 2017, zaak C-194/16 (Bolagsupplysningen), Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht 2018 nº 541-548 (NL)
  18. Sánchez-Moraleda, Ana Moreno: ¿En qué estado se ha producido el daño en el caso de publicación en internet de información inexacta?, Revista de Derecho Patrimonial 2018 nº 45 p.301-315 (ES)
  19. Lundstedt, Lydia: Putting Right holders in the Centre : Bolagsupplysningen and Ilsjan (C-194/16) : What Does It Mean for International Jurisdiction over Transborder Intellectual Property Infringement Disputes ?, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 2018 Volume 49 p.1022-1047 (EN)
  20. Larsen, Tosrsten Bjørn: The place where the Harmful Event Occurred in Exclusive Rights Litigation - Part II, Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd 2018 n° 2 p.235-243- (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Riigikohus - Estonia

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Safjan

Advocate General

Bobek

Language(s) of the Case

  • Estonian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English