Month: May 2014

  • Case of the Day: Harvardsky Prumyslovy Holding v. Kozeny

    The case of the day is Harvardsky Prumyslovy Holding A.S. v. Kozeny (N.Y. App. Div. 2014). In the 1990s, when Czech state-owned enterprises were being privatized, citizens were given vouchers to purchase shares in some of the firms. The vouchers could also be assigned to investment privatization funds, which would invest them on the citizen-assignor’s […]

  • Case of the Day: BBK Tobacco & Foods v. Juicy eJuice

    The case of the day is BBK Tobacco & Foods LLP v. Juicy eJuice (D. Ariz. 2014). The plaintiff, which sold the liquid used to create vapor in electronic cigarettes, owned registered trademarks including JUICY JAYS and JUICY DROPS. It sued 1673030 Alberta, Inc., which, it alleged, sold electronic “smoking devices” and the liquids under […]

  • Bienvenido a Cartas Blogatorias

    At the Special Committee meeting, I was discussing this blog with one of my colleagues, Venezuelan lawyer Javier L. Ochoa Muñoz of the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP). I asked whether the name Cartas Blogatorias would work in Spanish as well as Letters Blogatory works in English, and Javier said it would indeed. […]

  • Belfast Project: NBC and PSNI Make New Moves

    I’m saving up the remainder of my Hague coverage until Monday. Check back then! NBC News has submitted a request to Judge Young to unseal the tapes and transcripts that BC had submitted to him for inspection in camera. This has, as you MIT imagine, caused some unhappiness on team McIntyre/Moloney. There is an initial […]

  • Congratulations, Montreal!

    I had a bet with fellow law blogger Karim Renno of Irving Mitchell Kalichman, better known to the internet as the author of the excellent À Bon Droit. The bet was: if the Boston Bruins won their best-of-seven playoff series with the Montreal Canadiens, then Karim would write a guest post for Letters Blogatory and […]