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Monday, May 4, 2015

Professor Marketa Trimble Places New Article

Marketa Trimble is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Trimble has written a forthcoming book chapter titled, "Extraterritorial Enforcement of National Laws in Connection with Online Commercial Activity." The chapter will appear in the Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law (John A. Rothchild ed., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2015).

The abstract to Professor Trimble's chapter reads, "Online commercial activity is subject to laws that are mostly the laws of individual countries, even if some of the laws happen to be highly harmonized among the countries. In the online context, the enforcement of national laws is problematic: A country may lack the ability to enforce its laws against actors who are located outside the country and who locate their assets outside the country ... This chapter discusses the enforcement of national laws on the internet, including enforcement against absent actors, and considers whether that enforcement can be improved."

In her research, Professor Trimble focuses on intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws.