During the first week of December 2015, Darts-ip signed a cooperation agreement with the Court of Justice of the Andean Community. Mr. Luis Diez-Canseco, President of the Court of Justice of the Andean Community (on the left, in the picture below), and Mr Harold de Walque, Director of Darts-ip (on the right of the picture below), signed this agreement in the midst of the ASIPI conference organised in Cartagena, Colombia.
The Court of Justice of the Andean Community (Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina (TJCA)) settles disputes among Andean Community Member States that arise under Community law. The TJAC is seated in Quito, Ecuador and serves the Community’s four Member States: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
The Treaty Creating the Court of Justice, establishes TJCA jurisdiction over two types of claims: actions of nullification and actions of noncompliance. Besides, the TJCA renders binding interpretations of Community law at the request of national judges in pending proceedings.
As a result of the Agreement, the judges and their legal teams of assistants will use Darts-ip in their daily work.
The IP community will benefit from this agreement as Darts-ip will now contain updated and complete information about the open cases and decisions issued by the Court.