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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Professor Marketa Trimble Writes Chapter on Enforcement of National Laws on the Internet

Marketa Trimble is the Samuel Lionel Intellectual Property Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

In the recently published book, Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law,  Professor Trimble contributed a chapter titled "Extraterritorial Enforcement of National Laws in Connection with Online Commercial Activity."

In it, Professor Trimble writes, "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 ('absent actors'). ... 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.